Companies are experiencing an increase in the magnitude ofDDoS attacks, with the average size of attacks over 50 Gbps quadrupling within two years, according to A10Networks.
The study also found the gargantuan one particular Tbps attacks that started out last year with the Mirai botnet have begunto leave their mark, with 42% of organizations confirming an average size ofDDoS attacks greater than 40 Gbps, a tremendous increase from 2015, when only 10% of attacks were above that size. Multi-vector DDoS attacks continue to increase and assault networks and applications at a fast pace, in line with the report, which found the percentage of organizations that experienced between 6 to 25 problems per year has increased from 14% in 2015 to 57% in 2017. Network layer still the primary target Even as DDoS attacks are increasinglyimpactingother aspects of the stack including the application layer, attacks at the network layer are still the most common, with 29% of participants encountering attacks at the network level. Downtime is down However, DDoS alternatives are rising to the challenge, with improvedattack minimization and remediation solutionsshrinking the quantity of downtime. As DDoS problems take place, the down time for organizations has altered from increments of days and nights to hours. The study found that in 2017, only 15% of problems led to greater than twenty-five hours of downtime, in comparison to 29% in 2015.
DDoS prevention budgets increasing A significant proportion of organizations are looking toincrease their budget allocations forpreventative DDoS solutions. 74% of respondents say their DDoS budgets are increasing, as opposed to 54% two yearsago. The amount of overall budgets has also gone up, from 22% to 29%. Breadth of IT experts expanding to cope with DDoS reduction While IT security groups stilltop the list in conditions of primary responsibility for protecting against DDoS episodes, other roles have increased in importance since 2015. A more experienced and wider array of THIS professionals have become involved in DDoS prevention efforts, such as network administrators, security architects and network designers have increased in importance, indicating an increase in skills and experience across disciplines.