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When it comes to a DDoS attack, any size organization—from small to large and every size in between—is susceptible to cyberattacks. Even AWS thwarted a major attack in 2020.
Businesses with security gaps or vulnerabilities are especially at risk. Make sure you have updated security resources, software, and tools to get ahead of any potential threats. It’s essential for all businesses to protect their websites against DDoS attacks.
An example of a DDoS attack would be a volumetric attack, one of the largest categories of DDoS attacks. In this type of attack, a cybercriminal overwhelms a website with illegitimate traffic. As a result, the website might slow down or stop working, edging out real users who are trying to access the site.
On top of slow or otherwise disrupted service, DDoS attacks can negatively affect online security, brand trust, and sales.
No, a firewall alone is typically not enough to stop a DDoS attack. A firewall acts as a protective barrier against some malware and viruses, but not all of them. A firewall is helpful in protecting your computer against cyberthreats but can only offer so much protection. Therefore, it’s important that you incorporate other threat detection, prevention, and protection tools.
Cybersecurity refers to the people, software, tools, and processes that go into protecting networks, computers, and other cyberspace operations. This expansive field aims to protect users from malicious, illegal, or unauthorized access, as well as thwart DDoS attacks, malware, and viruses.
A DDoS attack can last anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days. One attack might last four hours, while another might last a week (or longer). DDoS attacks can also happen once or repeatedly over a period of time and consist of more than one type of cyberattack.
An Application Layer 7 attack is an example of a resource (application) layer attack. This type of cyber assault targets the top layer in the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model, attacking target web application packets to disrupt the transmission of data between hosts.