Survey: DDoS Attacks Are Crippling Capabilities

2-29 Drive CYBER PicHas your organization been hit with a Direct Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in the past year? If so, you’re far from alone.

41% of global organizations reported suffering a DDoS attack, with 78% saying they’d been targeted twice or more, according to a recent survey.

DDoS attacks work by overloading an organization’s system or server, jamming it with so many communications requests that legitimate traffic can’t get through.

Adding to the headache: DDoS attacks equal customer complaints (which jump 36% after an attack) and downtime, taking an average 12 hours for organizations to recover — longer than the actual business day itself.

On the upside, the threat is now clear enough that organizations know they have to take action. 59% of those surveyed named DDoS a key concern.

You can download the complete white paper here.

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