DDOS: State of the Art

Published: 2010-08-16
Last Updated: 2010-08-16 06:32:16 UTC
by Raul Siles (Version: 1)
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During this year we wrote only a few times about DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks, referencing a report from 2009, and a couple of attacks in January and August.

On March 2010, Team Cymru released a 4-part series of videos (Episodes 42-45) and a related paper covering the basics of DDoS, a good resource to point novice people to.

However, although DDOS is still a prevalent threat, the research, improvements and information sharing in this area seem to have decrease during this year, even with all the new and growing botnets out there, most of them implementing DOS or DDOS capabilities. Obviously, some attack reports become public, while some other DDOS incidents never see the light.

We would be interested on hearing you, and know about your experiences: what are the latest improvements on both the offensive and defensive sides, what are the solutions security vendors and service providers are offering you worldwide, what are the latest attack techniques, what are the most effective tools to detect and mitigate the attacks, what is the current underground offering (DaaS, DDOS-as-a-Service)? (...the list could go on and on)

You can share the details with us through the contact page (include "DDOS" in the subject) or the comments section below.

Raul Siles
Founder and Senior Security Analyst with Taddong

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