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New fundamentals of distributed denial-of-service attack defense

Knowing your enemy is key to planning and executing enterprise defenses, especially in the case of distributed denial-of-service attack defense.

Compared to 2013, the first quarter of 2014 saw a 47% increase in total number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. However, the average attack duration was cut in half, from 35 hours to 17 hours, proving that a better understanding of what your attacker is trying to do -- and how -- can greatly affect an enterprise's response tactics and the effect an attack has.

In this presentation, security expert Michael Cobb discusses what DDoS attacks are -- offerings stats, facts and figures -- and covers the latest DDoS techniques. He also explains a number of best practices that will help victims survive an attack, and reviews technologies that can help in a post-attack recovery.

About the author:
Michael Cobb, CISSP-ISSAP, is a renowned security author with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has a passion for making IT security best practices easier to understand and achievable. He co-authored the book IIS Security and has written many technical articles for leading IT publications. Mike has also been a Microsoft Certified Database Manager and registered consultant with the CESG Listed Advisor Scheme (CLAS).

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