Next Possible DDoS Attack That Could Cause A Major Internet Blackout

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A report out from Harvard University reveals that there could be a large-scale Internet outage similar to the Dyn outage in 2016. *  The report points to the centralization of DNS which could translate into a single point of failure during a Denial-of-Service attack and could result in significant Internet outages for organizations. Sean Newman, Director of Product Management at Corero commented below.

Sean Newman, Director of Product Management at Corero:

“Ensuring the resiliency of a company’s Internet presence should be top priority for any organization that relies on it to do business and DNS is certainly an important part of that.  While having a secondary DNS service in place allows for a certain level of resilience, such as avoiding any impact from the DDoS attack on Dyn, it does not protect against other types of DDoS attacks.  If a perpetrator decides to target a company directly with a DDoS attack, they will send it directly to specific IP addresses in the network.  The only way to effectively defend against this, and keep valuable services online, is to deploy the latest real-time, automatic, DDoS protection that can detect and mitigate any attack, as soon as it hits.”