BELMONT, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Defense.net, the only company designed to mitigate the increasing scale and sophistication of modern Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, has released a white paper, DDoS 2015: Understanding the Current and Pending DDoS Threat Landscape, written by the company’s founder and CTO, Barrett Lyon.
“At the same time as our dependence is growing on the Internet, we’re seeing governments fund the creation of smarter cyber weaponry, which will greatly expand the offensive capability of attack-bot-networks”
The white paper examines several emerging trends that point to an Internet becoming much more vulnerable to cybercrimes, and what companies can do to protect themselves. Topics range from ‘hactivism’ and state-sponsored attacks to the ‘Internet of Things’ and how these and other factors are changing the threat landscape. The paper also examines today’s increased use of content delivery networks and cloud services, such as Google’s YouTube, Gdrive, and Gmail, which are highly vulnerable to DDoS attacks due to their architecture.
Additionally, the paper features key findings from recent cybercrime studies. One study by ABI Research found that more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the ‘Internet of Things’ by 2020. These smart devices are introducing entirely new waves of unprotected and uncontrollable operating systems resulting in little to no control over attacks from these devices.
“At the same time as our dependence is growing on the Internet, we’re seeing governments fund the creation of smarter cyber weaponry, which will greatly expand the offensive capability of attack-bot-networks,” said Barrett Lyon, founder and CTO of Defense.net. “As crazy as this may sound, we may see a point in the future where our ‘smart’ thermostats stop functioning as their CPUs are put to use to attack our banking infrastructure.”
Barrett Lyon is a pioneer in the field of DDoS mitigation for enterprises. In 2003, he founded Prolexic Technologies, the first service to defend enterprises from DDoS attacks. Barrett’s early journey to battle DDoS attacks and bring their creators to justice is chronicled in the best-selling book Fatal System Error – The hunt for the new crime lords who are bringing down the internet. In the last year, following a sea-change in the scale, type and complexity of DDoS attacks that have continued to disable some of the largest banks and other enterprises, Barrett founded Defense.net to offer an entirely new mitigation architecture to respond to the increasing threat.
The white paper is available today on the Defense.net website. Barrett Lyon is available for further comment on topics raised in the paper.
Founded by Barrett Lyon, who created the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation industry more than 10 years ago, Defense.net has combined the top minds in the DDoS space with breakthrough new technologies designed to effectively address today’s and tomorrow’s DDoS mitigation challenges. It is the only company to defend businesses and organizations against this new generation of massive and sophisticated DDoS attacks while delivering the highest levels of Internet application performance – two areas where legacy DDoS mitigation services have not been able to match the modern strategies of today’s cyberattackers. With increasing threats from the escalating scale and complexity of DDoS attacks and a growing number of antagonists willing to use them, Defense.net protects organizations from modern attacks by providing end-users with a seamless experience as if no attack were occurring. The company has raised more than $9.5M in debt and equity financing with investors that include visionary security and Internet investor Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP).