If you think that DDoS attacks are just a problem for the big guys, a new study might change your mind. The recently published DDoS Impact Surveyfound that nearly one in every two companies, regardless of size, were victims of a Distributed Denial of Service attack. The average cost of a DDoS attack ran to around $40,000 for every hour the attack lasted
The authors of the survey spoke to nearly 300 North American companies, ranging in size from 250 employees to more than 10,000. The responses were very troubling:
Distributed Denial of Service attacks are no longer rare. In fact, it is quite the opposite. They are now one of the favorite weapons for attackers of all types and with a variety of motivations. Whether it’s to protest the organization, steal information, negotiate a ransom, enhance their reputation, or simply to cause mayhem, few companies are immune. Unfortunately, the cost of disruption will be far greater than the cost of protection.
The impact of this type of attack can ripple through the company, impacting IT services, marketing, sales, and even call centers and customer support. Previous studies have found that companies that have a good and well-rehearsed response in place can significantly reduce their downtime and costs. But like any security risk, prevention is always smarter and more affordable than response.
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