By John Stoker, CISSP, Sales Engineering Manager at TierPoint
Once upon a time, IT security was all about perimeter defense: just keep the bad actors out, and you’ll be fine.
But if that’s your approach to security today, you’re living in a fairy tale.
There’s no better example of this than the modern Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack. A DoS attack is that of a single source attacking a specific destination in an effort to disrupt resources of the target host. A Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack, which is more damaging, refers to attacks from multiple sources against a specific destination.
These kinds of attacks are proliferating in frequency and sophistication. Continue reading