Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks continue to be complex and unpredictable, making them more challenging for companies to mitigate. In Q3 2016, our partner, Verisign®—a global leader in network infrastructure who manages two of the Internet’s 13 root servers—observed a peak attack size of 257 Gigabits per second, a 400 percent increase from Q3 2015.
If you’ve been following the news on cyber attacks yourself, you’ll know that Q3 2016 was also notable for several attacks of unprecedented size, like the 620 Gbps attack against Krebs on Security, which was widely reported within the industry.
Data shows that these days, cyber criminals are launching sustained and repeated attacks, and over 40% of companies attacked were targeted multiple times. With almost a third of attacks over 5 Gbps, a “do-it-yourself” approach to DDoS protection would be challenging for most organizations. With attacks increasing in complexity, and most attacks utilizing three or more attack vectors, what does this mean for your business?
For more observations and insights with a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online for the previous quarter, including attack statistics, behavioral trends, and future outlook: