A new survey around experiences of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks has been published this week.
Amongst the information worthy of attention in Distributed Denial of Service: Q1 2012 When Businesses Go Dark, includes average hourly revenue losses broken down by industry sector, the greatest fears of a DDoS attack and the average length of the attack. There is a also a breakdown of the types of DDoS protection measures used. Organisations with a greater proportion of web-based customer interaction were found to be more prone to DDoS attacks.
This average data won't necessarily help with your own estimates for loss, but is useful background information all the same.
The report is the result of surveying 1,000 North American IT professionals, mainly network services managers, senior systems engineers, systems administrators and directors of IT operations.
Posted on: 22 May 2012 at 08:47 hrs