lecture: DDoS Attack Landscapes
Analysing half a dozen tcpdump outputs trying to see the malicious traffic looks like searching for a needle in a haystack, but indeed it is not so. Dealing with global DDoS attacks daily gives you a sixth sense when it comes to pattern detection and a almost eidetic memory while applying RFC specifications.
This talk will demistify some of the more obscure aspect of the DDoS attacks out there and the even more obscure DDoS mitigation technologies.
DDoS attacks utilize a variety of mechanism to disrupt their targets network and infrastructure and are not since long only focused on the gaming and e-commerce industries as the frequency of attacks is increasing at a rapid pace.
Driving this growth is the relative simplicity and low-cost of launching such attacks with malicious groups often offering DDoS-as-a-Service solutions.
Cloud Distributed Denial of Service mitigation provider are already a decade old business and they deal with large and complex attack on a daily basis, able to restore mission-critical infrastructure within minutes.
This talk will give insight on the history and motivation behind them and what mechanisms are used to mitigate such attacks from the perspective of the worlds largest DDoS mitigation platform.
Ranging from low packet analysis to analysing attacks at a global scale, this talk will show how all this data can be used to put together a distinct attack profile.
Start time: 18:00