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IDG 2017 Research: DDoS Strategies for Dealing with a Growing Threat

This report summarizes new research on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which looks at recently-collected data and compares it to data collected in 2015. Overall, DDoS attacks have done the cyberthreat equivalent of “going mainstream.”


Key Findings Include:

  • Large DDoS attacks over 50 Gbps have quadrupled between 2015 and 2017
  • Growing number of companies are seeing average DDoS attacks of 1 Tbps or higher
  • Organizations who saw 6 to 25 attacks per year has increased over four times in the last two years
  • The network layer is still the most frequent target, with 29% reporting network level DDoS attacks


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