By Rakesh Shah
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) is no longer just a service provider problem: far from it. It can be a very real business continuity issue for many organizations.
DDoS attacks are what some would consider an epidemic today for all sorts of organizations. Why? The stakes continue to skyrocket. The spotlight continues to shine brightly, attracting attackers looking for attention for many reasons and motivations.
In recent times, attack motivation has been politically or ideologically motivated. Attackers want to make a statement and to make headlines (and to cause many headaches along the way) – quite similarly to the effect a sit-in or a strike would have in the ‘offline’ world.
This new breed of attacker targets high profile organizations in order to ensure his or her grievances will be heard. Few targets are as high profile or mission critical to the economy as financial services.