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ALSO CALLED: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Teardrop Attacks, Denial of Service Prevention, DOSA, Packet Monkey, Attacks, DDoS Attacks, DNS Attacks, Smurfing, Denial-of-service Attack, D o S Attacks, DoS Attacks, Smurf
DEFINITION: A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one in which a multitude of compromised systems attack a single target, thereby causing denial of service for users of the targeted system. The flood of incoming messages to the target system essentially forces it to shut down, thereby denying service to the system to legitimate users.In a typical DDoS attack, a hacker (or, if you prefer, cracker) begins  … 
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10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource details a 10-step process to stopping distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks immediately and before critical damage can be made.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

F5 Networks

How to Protect Your Business From Today's Security Threats
sponsored by Optus Business
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining robust network security within your enterprise, especially with an evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Optus Business

DDos Survival Handbook
sponsored by Singlehop
WHITE PAPER: This handbook is the survival guide to fight off cyber attackers and mitigate the risk of DDoS attacks.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Singlehop

The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

What You Should Be Asking Your DNS Host About Lowering DDoS Risks
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides answers to three questions about DDoS attacks that you need to ask your DNS host before, not after, your company becomes a target.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Neustar®

Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores survival tactics in the event of a web attack.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 07 Jul 2014

Imperva

5 DNS Security Risks That Keep You Up At Night
sponsored by Dyn
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores 5 DNS security risks and what you can do to prevent them.
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Dyn

Denial-of-Service (DoS) Secured Virtual Tenant Networks (VTN)
sponsored by NEC Corporation of America
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper discusses the evolution of DDoS attacks and examines an SDN solution that detects and mitigates potential attacks almost instantly, ensuring that your network is kept up and running.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

NEC Corporation of America

Navigating Today's DDoS Landscape
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about distributed denial-of-service attacks, evolving security and mitigation solutions, and discover new best practices for preventing and responding to advanced attacks.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

Ixia

Information Security Services: Preparing for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This essential whitepaper explores the current state of DDoS attacks and outlines why you need a proactive prevention strategy.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

Dell SecureWorks

Four Ways DNS Can Accelerate Business Growth
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses the plethora of benefits that a robust and secure DNS can provide your organization. Read on to find out how you can significantly enhance your web experience for users, driving new streams of revenue.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Neustar®

Hackers, Hacking, and CEHv8
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses hackers, hacking, and what can be done to prevent cyber-attacks. It also highlights the different motives for hacking and common methods hackers use.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

Evolving Security Tech Presents New Opportunities for Businesses
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines the technologies that are changing the enterprise and effects that they have on your security environment. Read on and also learn about emerging security trends and requirements that can help keep your organization safe as technologies evolve.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Network IPS Tested Against Latest Vulnerabilities and Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a guide to help you choose your intrusion prevention system (IPS) investment. Click through for information on a solution that passed essential test factors.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2013

IBM

10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource details a 10-step process to stopping distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks immediately and before critical damage can be made.
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

F5 Networks

Top Five DNS Security Attack Risks and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn best practices and options for a hardened DNS layer that can minimize the risk of experiencing a DNS attack by identifying the symptoms and implementing a response faster.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Infoblox

Overcoming Security Breaches and Minimizing the Impact
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 things you should do to enhance the security of your enterprise and reduce the duration and impact of a security breach.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

Dell SecureWorks

How Are DDoS Attacks Evolving?
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the top 8 changes in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that most organizations aren't ready to defend against.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

Neustar®

The Danger Deepens: Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This resource analyzes survey results regarding distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to see how they've evolved into an even great threat. Click through to learn how you should prepare.
Posted: 02 May 2014 | Published: 02 May 2014

Neustar®

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Design, Deploy, and Manage a DDoS Protection Architecture
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: An increasing number of Distributed Denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has caused many businesses to redesign their networks and better protect application-layer attacks. In this white paper, learn how a multi-tier DDoS protection architecture can help you protect your network and higher-layer application protocols from the four categories of DDoS.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

F5 Networks

Cutting the Cost of Application Security
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a cost breakdown of a Web application firewall solution versus the potential costs of remediation after a successful Web attack. Click now to see why this solution is worth the investment.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

Imperva

Defending Against Denial of Service Attacks
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for key information about how denial of service (DoS) attacks have taken advantage of the lack of security and compliance measures around network availability. Read on to learn how you can leverage networks and applications to defend against these threats.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

F5 Networks

Top 5 DNS Security Attack Risks and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This paper will highlight how traditional DNS infrastructure deployments can actually increase the risks of DNS attacks. Read this white paper to learn best practices and options for a hardened DNS layer that can minimize the risk of experiencing a DNS attack by identifying the symptoms and implementing a response faster.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Infoblox

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation
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DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS DEFINITION (continued): …  by exploiting a vulnerability in one computer system and making it the DDoS master. It is from the master system that the intruder identifies and communicates with other systems that can be compromised. The intruder loads cracking tools available on the Internet on multiple -- sometimes thousands of -- compromised systems. With a single command, the intruder instructs the controlled machines to launch one of many flood attacks against a specified target. The inundation of packets to the target causes a denial of service. While the press tends to focus on the target of DDoS attacks as the victim, … 
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