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Attacks/Breaches

5/23/2017
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Dawn Kawamoto
Dawn Kawamoto
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9 Ways Organizations Sabotage Their Own Security: Lessons from the Verizon DBIR

Mistakes and missteps plague enterprise security. The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) offers nuggets on what organizations must stop doing - now.
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Underestimating and miscalculating DDoS attack volume and potential.

When it comes to preparing for future DDoS attacks, don't underestimate the volume your system can handle, Widup says.

Typically, notes Widup, companies underestimate the volume and capacity of a DDoS attack that their systems should be able to sustain. For example, they may look at the DBIR and assume if their system can accommodate the median volume of a DDoS attack for their particular industry, they are well prepared for the onslaught.

But what these organizations fail to realize is the median means half of the DDoS volume is larger and half is smaller. Widup advises companies to consider the median as the bare minimum of the DDoS defense services they should have on tap in a DDoS attack.

Image Source: Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

Underestimating and miscalculating DDoS attack volume and potential.

When it comes to preparing for future DDoS attacks, don't underestimate the volume your system can handle, Widup says.

Typically, notes Widup, companies underestimate the volume and capacity of a DDoS attack that their systems should be able to sustain. For example, they may look at the DBIR and assume if their system can accommodate the median volume of a DDoS attack for their particular industry, they are well prepared for the onslaught.

But what these organizations fail to realize is the median means half of the DDoS volume is larger and half is smaller. Widup advises companies to consider the median as the bare minimum of the DDoS defense services they should have on tap in a DDoS attack.

Image Source: Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

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