When familiarity breeds complacency, you may have a serious problem countering cyber threats. For example, the first denial of service (DoS) attack occurred more than four decades ago. By 1999, this mode of attack morphed into distributed denial of service (DDoS) assaults that enlisted multiple agents to deluge a target with crippling traffic. DDoS attacks and defenses are now standard elements of the cybersecurity landscape.
But don’t be lulled into the mistaken view that the threat of DDoS disruptions is yesterday’s news!