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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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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

Information Security Services: Preparing for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
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 UK

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

Advanced DDoS Protection Service for Ecommerce Businesses
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper discusses a security solution that provides DDoS protection for Web, email, and APIs 24/7 with unlimited mitigation capacity from upstream users.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Neustar®

Protection for Banking and Financial Services
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper discusses a security solution that provides DDoS protection for Web, email, and APIs 24/7 with unlimited mitigation capacity from upstream users.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Neustar®

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®

SiteProtect and UltraDNS Solution: Double Your Protection
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a DNS solution that boasts fast DDoS mitigation responses, protecting both the DNS and HTTP layers so your site can withstand the most aggressive attacks.
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

Neustar® SiteProtect: Intelligent DDoS Protection
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines a DDoS security solution that stops attacks quickly, mitigates risks to revenue and customer experience all while eliminating the need for in-house resources.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Neustar®

Managing Risk in an Active Directory Integrated Virtualized Environment
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive resource to find out about the security risks of Active Directory integrated virtualization.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 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: 08 Jan 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Dyn

The DDoS Threat Spectrum
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper takes an in-depth look at the evolution of DDoS attacks, outlining their history, present landscape and potential future so that your organization can understand what may be coming on the horizon and take the necessary precautions to ensure data protection and business continuity.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

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

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

Overcoming Security Breaches and Minimizing the Impact
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
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 UK

Evolving Threats Demand New Approaches To Security
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper for a profile of the evolving cast behind today's advanced threats and find out the key steps you can take to ensure enterprise security – click through to read on.
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 | Published: 28 Nov 2012

Akamai Technologies

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

Leveraging Cloud Security to Weather Threatening Storms: How to Defend Your Perimeter from Today's Outsized Threats
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: With rapid growth and complexity of today’s threats, traditional perimeter defenses are no longer enough to keep pace. This resource explores the current threat environment and how leveraging cloud-based security services can be a proactive and effective means to protecting against ever-evolving, modern day threats.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

Akamai Technologies

Protecting the Enterprise Against Today's Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
sponsored by Corero Network Security
WHITE PAPER: With today’s increasing reliance on the Internet, it is of utmost importance to ensure security and uninterrupted availability in order to maintain a competitive advantage. View this resource now to explore the risks of DDoS attacks, the latest DDoS attack trends, guidelines for a DDoS defense program and more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 26 Mar 2012

Corero Network Security

The Business Case for Managed DDos Protection
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a snapshot of the evolving DDoS threat, provides guidance on what to look for in a managed DDoS solution and presents a financial cash-flow analysis scenario of an investment in a managed DDoS protection service.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

Neustar®

State of DNS Availability Report
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This domain name system (DNS) availability report illustrates the risks and impact that site downtime can have on revenue generation, business continuity, customer loyalty and more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

Verisign, Inc.

FortiGate DoS Protection - Block Malicious Traffic Before It Affects Critical Applications and Systems
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes common DoS techniques, explains the technology integrated into every FortiGate consolidated security platform that helps in blocking DoS attacks, and offers suggestions on how to prevent an organization’s network from being used to attack another organization.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

Fortinet, Inc.

Threat Analysis: Understanding and Combating DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This analysis focuses on the types of attacks generally referred to as distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks. DDoS attacks are most often used to extort or damage businesses whose websites or online assets are a major source of revenue, are an indicator of brand value, or are critical to operations.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Dell SecureWorks

Features of a Comprehensive Application Security Solution
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the features of a comprehensive application security solution.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Citrix
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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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