Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

When your Internet-facing network comes under DDoS attack, does your entire organization panic – or does everyone know exactly what to do? Akamai has released an executive white paper on critical steps and best practices for adding DDoS mitigation to a corporate incident response plan.

What You Need to Know

  • The DDoS underground has made it easier for anyone – even without technical skills – to launch a damaging DDoS attack against Internet-facing applications for a surprisingly low price.
  • Knowing whom to call first and how to marshal the required resources for mitigation can help eliminate organization-wide panic and a calm, orderly response – and faster attack mitigation.
  • Planning ahead makes the difference between fast and effective DDoS mitigation and extended downtime that can drain thousands of dollars of revenue per hour, not to mention loss of customer, partner and investor confidence.

What you’ll learn

  • How to think like a DDoS attacker and beat them at their own game
  • The best way to determine operational readiness of your network infrastructure and why it’s important
  • Why you should not rely on your ISP alone for DDoS mitigation
  • How to best ensure that your infrastructure capabilities can withstand new attack vectors and volumes
  • How to develop a DDoS mitigation “playbook” with your mitigation services provider
  • Why you should validate your DDoS mitigation solution and how often
  • Why clear, organized communication among all stakeholders in the DDoS mitigation process is the best defense against DDoS and other cyber threats

About this white paper

Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices is ideal for corporate executive decision makers, IT managers, network security managers, and anyone in the organization who has responsibility for protecting network assets, websites, and web applications against DDoS and other cyber-attacks.