Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks are a malicious form of cyberattack that can cause significant disruption to websites and online services. DDoS attacks involve multiple computers or devices sending large amounts of traffic to a target server, overwhelming it and preventing legitimate users from accessing the service. As the threat landscape continues to evolve, it is essential to have a DDoS mitigation solution that offers the broadest protection against all types of attack vectors. Taking a proactive approach to DDoS attacks is recommended, and there are several effective, non-technical solutions to protect your website against this malicious traffic.
One way to protect your computing resources is by placing them on content distribution networks (CDNs) or load balancers and restricting direct Internet traffic to certain parts of your infrastructure, such as database servers. Additionally, you can protect your systems and devices on your network from becoming part of a botnet by running security updates and patches. For traffic profiling, best practices require heuristics based on signatures and behaviors, combined with an IP reputation score and a progressive use of security challenges. It is also important to involve key stakeholders in the event of a successful distributed denial-of-service attack, as it affects an entire online user base.
Here are some tips and tactics to help you increase the security of your website and protect it against DDoS attacks:
- Place your computing resources on content distribution networks (CDNs) or load balancers.
- Restrict direct Internet traffic to certain parts of your infrastructure.
- Run security updates and patches on systems and devices on your network.
- Use heuristics based on signatures and behaviors for traffic profiling.
- Include an IP reputation score in your security measures.
- Involve key stakeholders in the event of a successful DDoS attack.