DDoS Attacks and Mitigation

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. According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) 98% of all DDoS attacks are targeted at large organizations and while of the least lucky organizations that deal with a constant barrage all year, most of these attacks stop after a few days.