SANS Survey on Distributed Denial of Service

  • Webcast Aired Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 1:00PM EDT (20 Mar 2014 17:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Ashley Stephenson

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 today's 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 Gartner's 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 systems 'and the occasional ballistic armor installation. He holds a bachelor's 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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