Distributed denial of service attacks are likely to increase in 2014 based on current trends.


QUOTE: 2013 will go down in IT security history as the year when a large number of high-profile organisations were very publicly hacked. And in parallel with this, the integrity of tens of millions of debit and credit card holders’ accounts around the world were put at risk because of these breaches.

Walker said that one of the key issues he has seen CSOs and CISOs express their concern about is the problem of DDoS attacks – which he predicts will only get worse in 2014, owing to the lack of defensive systems that most organisations have in place to guard against this type of attack.  The problem with denial of service attacks, he said, is not so much that people are not able to visit the company’s web site or conduct business – bad though this issue is in revenue terms – but that brand reputation is damaged in the longer run.