How to mitigate a DDoS attack?


Posted on May 25, 2021 by May Ristic


How to mitigate a DDoS attack?

How to mitigate a DDoS attack?

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is a common cyberattack that targets and disrupts internet availability. It's usually done by overloading a target with requests, making it impossible for legitimate traffic to get through. The result:

  • Downtime
  • Long-term damage to your business reputation.
  • Even lost revenue from decreased sales or product offerings.

This blog post will discuss how you can prevent a DDoS attack from happening in the first place as well as what to do if you're attacked by one.

The goal of DDoS attacks is usually to take down websites for as long as possible, which can cost companies money in lost revenue and potential customers.

What are DDoS attacks? 

To better understand the mechanics of a DDoS attack, you must first know what types exist.

DDoS attacks can come in two varieties: volumetric and application-layer (also known as "application denial-of-service" or APDoS). A volumetric is an event where traffic from multiple sources overloads the bandwidth capacity of a network. The goal for this type is to make it impossible for legitimate users on that same network to use those services at all times, not just slow them down temporarily with packet drops as other DoS variants do. Application layer assaults are more common than their cousins because they're easier to accomplish given today's modern web applications, which require higher levels of communication between servers across networks - making them vulnerable targets.

How does a DDoS attack work? 

Ever lost an internet connection or had your phone not ring when you expected it to? That's because of a DDoS attack. A type of cyberattack, these are executed by flooding the servers with requests for data from multiple sources that cannot be fulfilled quickly enough due to limited resources and bandwidth.

DDoS is another term used synonymously with "denial" attacks; this refers specifically to disruptions in service rather than any other form of disruption as might occur during civil protests, labor strikes, criminal actions such as vandalism, etc. The goal is usually achieved through leveraging one computer system which has been compromised but also sending out various messages over social media networks where users can then execute commands remotely on their own

What is the best attack method for DDoS? 

The best attack method for DDoS is flooding a victim system or network with more messages than it can handle. This overloads the target's resources, preventing legitimate requests from being fulfilled and causing its services to fail. 

Many organizations maintain vast networks capable of sending out these thousands upon thousand messages at once, including botnets controlled by criminal rings who charge others an hourly rate to employ their service; these devices may also be rented on.

How does DDoS mitigation work?

How does DDoS mitigation work? It's pretty simple. A company with a website usually has one or more servers that are the primary place where customers interact with them, like checking their order status and updating themselves. If another customer uses all of these resources to update his account at once, it can cause delays for other people who want to use those same services on your website. The only way around this problem would be if you had an infinite number of servers, so each new person did not affect any others' ability to do what they need to be done in real-time. Even then, there might still be gaps as different computers take turns processing tasks (or someone decides they don't have anything better going on right now).

These attacks are often executed by sending multiple requests from various devices and IP addresses, which can overwhelm servers and create system failures. While there's no single way to mitigate against such an assault, we recommend having an emergency plan in place that includes security measures like backups, encryption protocols with firewalls, or even redundancies for your internet service provider.

Are you confident that the systems you have in place are configured correctly to detect and respond against a ransomware attack?


Cymulate's Immediate Threat Intelligence vector is designed to inform and evaluate your organization's security posture as quickly as possible against the latest cyber-attacks. The Cymulate Research Lab created the simulation that catches and analyzes threats immediately after cybercriminals and malicious hackers launch them.

By running this breach and attack simulation, you can validate within a short time if your organization would be vulnerable to these latest threats and take measures before an attack takes place.

ChatFortress has created the Business Cybersecurity System to help protect companies big and small. The Business Cybersecurity System provides you with full protection based on your needs and business goals.

About ChatFortress: 


ChatFortress is a leading cybersecurity company helping business owners protect their assets from cybercriminals. ChatFortress is the creator of the Cybersecurity Report Card, the only external security assessment that validates 3rd party risk. We provide companies with access to the latest technologies, social engineering and human behavioral strategies, and user education to create a proactive cybersecurity culture. Helping you fortify your business against cyberattacks.





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