DDoS attacks still biggest threat

Companies should devote more resources to countering old-fashioned DDoS attacks when investing in security, a survey of global ISPs (pdf) has argued.

The figures from Arbor Networks in its Worldwide ISP Security Report came from questionnaires sent to 36 large ISPs in the US, Europe and Asia.

Over 90 percent of ISPs surveyed cited simple "brute force" TCP SYN and UDP datagram DDoS floods from zombie PC networks as their biggest day-to-day hassle, a finding which should apply equally to their corporate clients. Techworld.com - DDoS attacks still biggest threat

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 13th October 2005 6:33AM