Mar 30, 2017,
by Paul Howell
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks continue to plague organizations and be on the list of worrisome threats for many campuses, especially after the recent Dyn DDoS attack and Brian Kreb’s investigation into his DDoS attacks. As noted in the October 2016 Internet2's DDoS Mitigation Strategy blog posting, there are different types of DDoS attacks (i.e., volumetric, application layer, multi-vector) that can adversely affect research and education institutions with no clear single best method for combating the different types of DDoS attack. The most robust defensive approach involves selecting the most effective method designed to minimize the negative effects of a particular type of DDoS attack.