With Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks as an ever- increasing threat to websites, networks and servers, DDoS mitigation is now high on the companies’ security priority list for all businesses. No business is spare from DDoS attack if there isn’t any DDoS mitigation measures are implemented.
It is important to understand how DDoS attacks work and have the right technology in place to mitigate them. Failure to do so can be costly and may result in disruption of network and make an online service unavailable. Security solutions like firewalls and IPS devices are ineffective against advanced cyber attacks, and are often targeted themselves.
Several online brokerages in Malaysia experienced service disruption after being struck twice by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks recently.
These attacks prompted the National Security Council and CyberSecurity Malaysia to issue an alert, urging organisations to take the following proactive steps:
- Plan ahead for DDoS attacks. Don’t wait until one happens as it is harder to respond then.
- Subscribe to ISPs that offer DDoS mitigation services or assistance to mitigate attacks.
- Sign up with service providers specialising in DDoS mitigation. Make sure only legitimate traffic reaches your networks.
Businesses need an advanced network security solution that protects against DDoS attacks and ensures uptime for Internet-facing services and applications.
As the award winning cybersecurity provider, REDtone believe that there are some fundamental approaches which every businesses should learn and aware of. .
Contact us today to find out how to protect your organisation from DDoS attacks.
Categories: Cyber security