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Assess your readiness for a DDoS attack

By on December 25, 2017

What is a DDos attack ?

How a DDos attack is started - Source: webmaster911

In computing, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is a cyber-attack where the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet. Denial of service is typically accomplished by flooding the targeted machine or resource with superfluous requests in an attempt to overload systems and prevent some or all legitimate requests from being fulfilled.

In a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack), the incoming traffic flooding the victim originates from many different sources. This effectively makes it impossible to stop the attack simply by blocking a single source.

A DoS or DDoS attack is analogous to a group of people crowding the entry door or gate to a shop or business, and not letting legitimate parties enter into the shop or business, disrupting normal operations.

Criminal perpetrators of DoS attacks often target sites or services hosted on high-profile web servers such as banks or credit card payment gateways. Revenge, blackmail and activism can motivate these attacks.

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What is the DDoS Resiliency Score?

Free DDoS website Resiliency Score Start - Source: Incapsula

The DRS indicates your organization’s ability to withstand various degrees of DDoS attacks. Its scoring mechanism is based on seven ascending levels of DDoS attacks, with each level introducing new assault types, more sophisticated attack vectors, and larger traffic volumes.

DRS report takes into an account attack volume and sophistication Check your website score Now - Source: Incapsula

Defensive requirements correspondingly increase, with each level requiring faster mitigation response times and less latency. Test your website Here - Free

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Elmalla A. (@elmalla) is Chief Sales Officer at i-AWCS, which focuses on web application security solutions.