Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are one of the key cyber threats that organisations need to look out for. Why? We dive further into what are DDoS attacks, why you should be wary of them and how you can protect yourself.
What is a DDoS attack?
These are attacks perpetuated to flood your network resources, so you are unable to process your legitimate traffic. The methodology of these attacks can vary from one attack to the next and can have varying levels of complexity. The price to instigate a DDoS attack on an organisation? On the dark web, it can go for as low as USD400/24hrs.
Why are DDoS attacks a threat?
DDoS attacks can paralyse your business operations, regardless of size. The loss in productivity and reputation alone can cripple your organisation. However, this is not the sole reason to fear such attacks. DDoS attacks are often used as a camouflage, often, they are used to hide other breaches in progress. In this way, your cybersecurity team will be distracted, while the attackers achieve their true aims.
How you can protect yourself with a clean pipe network
With SPTel’s clean pipe network, you can be assured of greater peace of mind with our proactive alerts and real time mitigation.
1) Receive alerts once a DDoS attack has been detected – free up your cyber security team to focus on ensuring no other breaches are happening concurrently by letting our network do the monitoring and alerting for you.
2) Mitigate DDoS attack in real time with cyber security on demand – Practice just in time cyber security, so you pay for what you need, when you need it. No longer will you need to worry about getting caught unprepared while still optimising your cyber security spends by reducing your reliance on yearly contractual payments.
To find out more about how SPTel’s business class, cyber secure, digital network can help your organisation, request a consultation today!