With cyber-attacks becoming a growing concern for organizations, availability-based attacks, also known as Denial of Service or Distributed Denial of Service attacks, have long moved from a form of cyber protest to a destructive weapon that is used by cyber criminals, hacktivists and even governments.
In 2013 we saw a growing use of a new type of attack where attackers used legitimate transactions to saturate application servers’ resources. In this presentation, Security Expert Werner Thalmeier demonstrates how such an advanced attack can be created from a laptop running in an anonymous public WiFi network. He also evaluates the attack landscape and its impact on organizations as well as shares the best practices to protect against such cyber-attacks.
Understand the current availability-based threat landscape and learn about new types of cyber-attacks that are being used to saturate resources. For more information on the state of Application and Network Security, please visit: http://www.radware.com/ert-report-2013/