DoS & DDoS Attacks Focused on Financial Organizations
On September 4, 2020 CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) issued an alert for the rise of DoS and DDoS attacks across multiple sectors of organizations. According to CISA the attacks are more heavily focused on financial and business organizations.
What are DoS & DDoS attacks?
According to CISA “A DoS attack is accomplished by flooding the targeted host or network with traffic until the target cannot respond or simply crashes, preventing access for legitimate users. In a DDoS attack, the incoming traffic originates from many different sources, making it impossible to stop the attack by blocking a single source.”
How can Small Businesses Prevent DDoS Attacks?
With the rise of DoS and DDoS attacks it is important to stop them from taking down your website, taking away your customer’s ability to reach and buy from your small business online. Customers may also be unable to contact you or see your offerings. Depending on the type of small business you are, a DDoS attack against you can also take down your customers’ or clients’ websites as well. According to CISA, “These attacks can cost an organization both time and money while their resources and services are inaccessible.”
By following the guidelines highlighted below, your business will be at lower risk of falling victim to a DDoS attack!