5 Tips to Improve Protection Against DoS Attacks

By Paul Mah | Posted September 26, 2011

A denial of service attack can put a real cramp in a small business website and make it difficult for both current and potential customers to access your site. Pal Mah over at our sister site ITBusinessEdge explains DoS attacks and summarizes five steps you can take to reduce your risk and improve your small businesses security.


I came across a recent article where Kevin Casey of InformationWeek spoke to Ted Swearingen, director of security operations for Neustar, on the topic of Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks and how SMBs can defend against them. DoS attacks are typically launched as an overwhelming flood of requests from a botnet (Distributed DoS) or a smaller group of attackers on weak parts of a website or online service.

Read the complete article: 5 Steps to Minimize Denial-of-Service Risks in SMBs

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