Tuesday, May 22, started out as just another day at CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. By day’s end, CERT, widely regarded as the Fort Knox of computer security, would be knocked off the net by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
In 2001, even the crème de la crème of network security is vulnerable. If it can happen to CERT, it can happen to you.
You can help prevent DDoS assaults across the Internet and lower your vulnerability to attacks. But if someone really wants to put your business under with a DDoS attack, they will. Microsoft, Yahoo, and Exodus have all fallen to DDoS attacks within the last 12 months; you or your customers could be next.