Dispelling the Myths Around DDoS
In 2014 Ovum looked at the evolution of the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack landscape, highlighting that massive volumetric attacks were on the rise, while lower-bandwidth, more sophisticated attacks were targeting the application layer. It also described how DDoS had evolved from a standalone threat to become increasingly part of blended attacks against intellectual property or financial assets, with the DDoS providing a smokescreen to cover the theft. This white paper updates the process, looking at attack data for the last year, as well as discussing and seeking to dispel some of the myths around how DDoS mitigation is developing. Finally, it makes recommendations regarding the kind of infrastructure that companies facing the entire spectrum of DDoS attacks should adopt.