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Federal DDoS Warnings Are Outdated
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9/12/2013 | 9:16:43 PM
re: Federal DDoS Warnings Are Outdated
DDoS warnings seem to fall in the same category of the color coded terrorist alert warnings that DHS started issuing after 9/11. Some action seems more defensible than no action.
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9/16/2013 | 2:44:10 PM
re: Federal DDoS Warnings Are Outdated
>> DDoS warnings seem to fall in the same category of the color coded
terrorist alert warnings that DHS started issuing after 9/11. Some
action seems more defensible than no action.

You sure about that? Have you noticed that we've been in "orange" forever?

Rather than wait for some slow committee-driven alert, why not look for DDoS signs from your own systems? Get something like SolarWinds "Log & Event Manager", then watch for high alert traffic volumes or specific messages about IP lockouts, ridiculous connection attempts and other signals of an attack yourself.

To misquote Donnie from "Mystery Alaska": This is log analysis, OK? It's not rocket surgery."


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