DDoS Attack: Smoke Screen or Smoke Signal?

DDoS attacks will only become more problematic, analysts predict, due to increasing instances of DDoS attacks used as “smoke screen attacks.” A smoke screen attack refers to the use of a DDoS attack as a distraction, in an attempt to conceal more surgical intrusion tactics.

Read this white paper to learn how to recognize a smoke screen attack and stop it from:

  • disrupting or disabling the sensors and tools used to detect or prevent an intrusion
  • burying the post-attack forensic tools in a sea of network activity logs, falsified data, and misinformation
  • masking a more serious intrusion
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