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May 31, 2023

Welcome to another episode of Conf T with your SE! We're excited to bring you a deep dive into Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks with our hosts Bryan and Tom, and special guests Mike Geller and Bryan Green.

In this episode, we cover:

  1. Current and Recent DDoS Attacks and Hacktivism: We kick things off with an overview of recent events in the world of DDoS attacks, shining a light on the alarming rise of hacktivism.

  2. Reasons for DDoS Campaigns: Understand the motivations behind these malicious actions, from political motivations to cybercrime.

  3. Impacts to Businesses and Organizations: We delve into the repercussions of service unavailability, including the need to go out of band – the desperate behaviors that result from DDoS attacks.

  4. Pre-Attack Planning: Our guests highlight the importance of having an action plan before the crisis hits.

  5. Types of DDoS Attacks: From volumetric attacks to application layer attacks, we break down the different DDoS strategies cybercriminals use.

  6. DDoS as a Distraction: We discuss how DDoS attacks can be a smokescreen for a much larger, more devastating attack, and how this can go unnoticed due to resource saturation.

  7. The Importance of Defense in Depth: Discover the necessity of a multi-layered security approach to combat DDoS attacks effectively.

  8. The Democratization of DDoS Attacks: As barriers to entry lower, sophisticated DDoS attacks are becoming a commodity. We explore this dangerous trend and its implications.

Don't miss this insightful discussion, packed with essential advice for fortifying your defenses against the ever-present threat of DDoS attacks!

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