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SANS Survey on Distributed Denial of Service

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-03-20 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Ashley Stephenson


  • Corero

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) used to be considered a solitary attack method aimed at making a political or social statement. Now, DDoS is used for a lot more than that. The 2014 SANS Survey on Distributed Denial of Service confirms that DDoS is a primary component in todays blended attacks.

In this webcast, learn what our survey uncovered with respect to such issues as:

  • How DDoS is used against the respondents organizations
  • Costs associated with DDoS and how organizations calculate them
  • Corporate awareness of the DDoS problem and why it matters
  • Management awareness of the DDoS problem
  • Detection and blocking methods
About the speaker:

John Pescatore joined SANS in January 2013, with 35 years of experience in computer, network and information security. He was Gartners lead security analyst for more than 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations, government agencies and major technology and service providers. In 2008, he was named one of the top 15 most influential people in security and has testified before Congress on cybersecurity. Prior to joining Gartner Inc. in 1999, John was senior consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. In 1985, he won a GTE-wide Warner Technical Achievement award.

Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systemsand the occasional ballistic armor installation. He holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer. He is an Extra class amateur radio operator, callsign K3TN.

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Speaker Bio

Ashley Stephenson

As chief executive officer, Ashley Stephenson leads Corero Network Security's global expansion strategy of First Line of Defense solutions. A seasoned executive with a proven track record in the technology industry, he brings a notable record, having co-founded or led several technology companies. An IT industry executive and Internet technology entrepreneur, Stephenson has operating experience in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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