The Evolution of DDoS Extortion: The Ramifications of the Latest Geo-Political Event Attackers on your Security Postures - Ascent Conference
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The Evolution of DDoS Extortion: The Ramifications of the Latest Geo-Political Event Attackers on your Security Postures

Apr 6th, 2022 @12:00 pm
Your risk of a DDoS attack and proof that attackers can carry out their attacks successfully has risen significantly since 2020.

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Speakers

Tony Lauro

Director of Security Strategy Akamai
Tony is currently Director of Security Strategy for Akamai Technologies. He's been involved with Information Security since the late 90's when he worked for a large US based telecom provider. Since then Tony has worked with Akamai’s top global clients to provide cyber security guidance, architectural analysis, web application and network security expertise. With over 20 years of Information Security operations experience Tony has worked and consulted in many verticals including finance, automotive, medical/healthcare, enterprise, and mobile applications. He is currently responsible for Akamai’s North / Central / South American clients advising in the areas of adversarial resiliency, security architecture, and cyber security strategy. Tony’s previous responsibilities include consulting with public sector/government clients at Akamai, managing security operations and pen testing for a mobile payments company, and overseeing security and compliance responsibilities for a global financial software services organization.

Larry Cashdollar

Principal Security Intelligence Response Engineer Akamai

The Evolution of DDoS Extortion: The Ramifications of the Latest Geo-Political Event Attackers on your Security Postures

Your risk of a DDoS attack and proof that attackers can carry out their attacks successfully has risen significantly since 2020. Mostly driven by the largest global extortion campaign ever launched. Unlike other extortion activity from years past, where there was little follow-through on the actual threat, recent show-of-force attacks reached 500+ Gbps — a clear sign of highly capable and motivated threat actors. The extortion campaign signaled a notable shift in targeted verticals, with attackers expanding beyond commonly hit industries like finance & commerce, catching many software/high tech organizations off guard and left scrambling for protection.

In light of recent global geo-political events attackers have been even more unpredictable, determined, and incentivized than ever before, it’s time to rethink DDoS defenses. We’ll discuss: – An understanding of the evolution of DDoS extortion – The ramifications on current security postures – The latest best practices to fight back and reduce your risk to you and your customers.

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