Survey data shows hackers are getting higher yields from targeted, determined attacks
Neustar Research Reveals 92 per cent of Organisations Attacked with DDoS Just Once Suffer Theft
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Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today released its bi-annual Global DDoS Attacks and Cyber [..], affirming DDoS attacks continue to be an effective means to distract and confuse security teams while inflicting serious damage on organisations. The report highlights that organisations experienced a 27 per cent increase in the number of breaches per DDoS attack, despite suffering similar attack levels in the same period last year.
Data from the report shows attackers are achieving higher levels of success against organisations they only hit once: 52 per cent of organisations reported a virus associated with a DDOS attack, 35 per cent reported malware, 21 per cent reported ransomware and 18 per cent reported lost customer data. Over a twelve-month period, 75 per cent of respondents recorded multiple DDoS attack attempts following an initial assault on their organisation’s network. The resulting breach ratio increases as the number of DDoS attacks increases, but the net result is it only takes one attack to breach an organisation’s defences. Findings suggest that cybercriminals are focused on taunting defences, probing network vulnerabilities and executing more targeted strikes, instead of making noise with a singular, large attack.
“Not only are hackers becoming craftier and more dangerous, but they’re also becoming more opportunistic,” said Nicolai Bezsonoff, Vice President, Neustar Security Solutions. “The importance of always-on vigilance and investment in DDoS security technology is essential for organizations looking to adapt and evolve their defences. Protecting an organization’s infrastructure and customer data against threats is paramount in the current digital landscape.”
Key findings from the report include:
Organisations are continuing to make DDoS protection a budget priority, with layered defences and web application firewalls (WAFs) listed as a top investment. Respondents noted that on average their organisations have at least two components of DDoS protection that can include appliance hardware, cloud services, and hybrid deployments. Notably, protection against application layer threats has increased significantly with Web Application Firewall (WAF) solution deployments nearly tripling in the past year. Using WAF to protect the most exploited layer in the network stack reflects organisations drive for the right combination of defences to protect against growing concerns associated with DDoS attacks.
Top motivators for increased budget spend on DDoS protection include:
“Organizations need to continuously diversify their security strategy for DDoS – it’s no longer ‘good enough’ to accept a pre-packaged solution as the cornerstone of your security portfolio,” said Barrett Lyon, Vice President of Research and Development, Neustar Security Solutions. “Writing application code is difficult, but it is also fraught with security failings and attacker know this. Organizations are making investments in layered protection, including the deployments of WAF solutions, to level the playing field and decrease the time cybercriminals will have to execute a successful attack.”
Methodology: Neustar and Harris Interactive conducted the global, independent research of 1,010 directors, managers, CISOs, CSOs, CTOs, and other C-suite executives to find out how DDoS attacks affect their organisations and what measures are in place to counter these threats. The respondents span many industries, including technology, financial services, retail, healthcare and energy.
Join Neustar on October 24 for the first International DDoS Awareness Virtual Conference to learn how organisations can protect themselves against cyber threats and fight DDoS attacks.
The full Global DDoS Attacks and Cyber Security Insights report can be downloaded here.
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