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8 DDoS Attack Trends To Watch For In 2020

CRN asks technical and research experts at A10 Networks, Akamai, and Radware about new and emerging threats in the DDoS space and what businesses need to do to ensure their survival.

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Burst Attack

Attacks that last for only 30-to-60 seconds often cause major disruption but are gone before organizations can come up with a mitigation strategy, Winward said. These burst attacks constantly change in both duration and frequency, making it like guerrilla warfare on a company's network, according to Winward.

In order to catch burst attacks, Winward said businesses are often stuck waiting for the next wave to come. Catching the attack is real-time is vital to coming up with filters and collecting the intelligence needed to come up with a mitigation strategy, Winward said.

Creating a firewall to filter log traffic, and then creating a policy to block specific traffic is a very manually-intensive process, according to Winward. Organizations can therefore best safeguard themselves against burst attacks by obtaining a tool that helps them determine in real-time which traffic is good and which traffic is bad, Winward said.

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