WHITEPAPER I CYBERSECURITY
Exploring the methodology of DDoS attacks and their mitigation strategies
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) is a cyberattack where a malicious entity overwhelms a victim's server with spoof requests that render the server incapable of processing legitimate requests. DDoS attacks have evolved exponentially due to the difficulty in differentiating spoof requests from legitimate ones. DDoS attacks are dangerous because they can act as a decoy to distract cybersecurity teams from focusing on more critical threats, such as data exfiltration. Imagine a company that is witnessing a business interruption due to a denial of service (DoS) attack.