China Watch Blog reports that Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services announced that during the first quarter of 2012, more than six of Prolexic’s top global financial services clients received significant Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.
Due to this spike in DDoS activity, Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in DDoS protection services, is recommending that all online businesses should develop a mitigation playbook to minimize the disruption and confusion that typically occurs at the outset of a DDoS attack.
Prolexic cites having a mitigation “playbook” as one reason why the impact from these attacks was minimized. As a result, its financial services clients avoided the media spotlight and resulting negative publicity.
“Because these companies had worked with us to develop and test a mitigation playbook in advance, the usual panic that can grip an organization during a DDoS attack was avoided,” says Neal Quinn, Prolexic’s vice president of Operations. “In addition, Prolexic was able to deploy its mitigation services faster and more efficiently.”
Prolexic recommends that all online businesses should develop a mitigation playbook to minimize the disruption and confusion that typically occurs at the outset of a DDoS attack. This is a best practice that Prolexic implements with all clients.
In simple terms, a playbook is a rehearsed and tested plan that outlines in detail who in an organization needs to be involved in the event of a DDoS attack, their roles and responsibilities, as well as a detailed communications strategy.
“DDoS attacks are deliberate, targeted events – happening on a daily basis – that demand a preparedness plan much like homeowners preparing for hurricane season,” said Quinn. “When the hurricane inevitably hits, they don’t panic because they knew what to expect and what steps to take to protect their investment.”
To maintain business continuity, Prolexic encourages online businesses to make DDoS mitigation part of their enterprise incident response practices.If you think China Watch Blog's information is useful, click on cup of coffee on left hand side and make a small contribution via PayPal