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Jul 28, 2023

In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, I sit down with cybersecurity expert Richard Hummel from NETSCOUT to explore the alarming rise of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in the digital landscape. Richard unveils the key findings from NETSCOUT's 5th Anniversary DDoS Threat Intelligence Report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the new threat landscape.

With an average visibility of a staggering 401 Tbps of internet traffic and over two decades of data from more than 500 internet service providers (ISPs), NETSCOUT's ATLAS platform presents crucial insights into the evolving tactics of adversaries. From the emergence of direct-path bot attacks dominating the attack toolkit to the increasing complexity and motivations behind DDoS attacks, Neil and Richard delve into the growing challenges faced by enterprises and service providers alike.

Learn about the dangerous trends observed in the second half of 2022, such as the surge in bandwidth and throughput, the prevalence of multi-vector attacks, and the evolving techniques like carpet-bombing and application-layer attacks. Discover how these attacks are affecting various industries, from national security and government to manufacturing, wireless telecommunications, and more.

Neil and Richard discuss the critical importance of global visibility in assessing the DDoS threat landscape, enabling organizations to identify trends, prepare for attacks, and implement effective defense strategies. They emphasize the need for adaptive DDoS solutions to combat both short-lived and long-lived attacks, showcasing real-world scenarios where enterprises and service providers can benefit from this approach.

Tune in to this informative episode to gain insights into the ever-changing world of DDoS attacks and how NETSCOUT's Threat Intelligence Report offers valuable knowledge to enhance cybersecurity practices. Stay ahead of the evolving threat landscape and protect your organization against the rising tides of DDoS attacks.