Justifying a Policy Based Approach for DDoS Remediation: A Case Study

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Executive Summary

Following the outbreak of conflict between Russia and Georgia and the infamous collapse of the Estonian network infrastructure in 2007, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have emerged as a new political weapon. In response to this, and anticipating the vulnerability of banking, energy and communications systems to Internet attacks, the US government, NATO and many other technology-oriented organizations have started initiatives to strengthen cyber defence and improve resilience in both military and public infrastructure.

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