DDoS attacks go through the roof

Thursday, 12 February 2004, 6:10 PM EST

The growing prevalence of criminally motivated DDoS attacks calls for a fundamental rethink in how enterprises approach security.

Companies typically bolster the security infrastructure only after they are attacked. But this approach is misguided and costly, according to Paul Lawrence, EMEA general manager at security outfit Top Layer. Lawrence is fed up with ambulance chasing ("it’s a strain on our resources") and is urging companies to become more pro-active in shoring up their defences.

"The prevention message isn't getting over and companies aren't developing a genuine strategy to manage security risks," Lawrence told El Reg.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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