Preparing For DDoS Attacks: Tech Talks at Infosecurity Europe 2017

Raza Rizvi, activereach to delivered Infosec Tech Talk on preparing for a DDoS attack

Conference Session: DDoS On The Frontline: How To Plan & Prepare For A DDoS Attack – With Three Real-Life Case Studies

Date: 6th June 2017

Time: 16.00 – 16.25

Venue: Tech Talks Theatre at Infosecurity Europe 2017

Speaker: Raza Rizvi, Technical Director

Large and destructive DDoS attacks against major businesses are now commonplace. As a DDoS testing provider, it’s our job to break through a company’s mitigation defences and bring down their systems – albeit within a controlled, safe environment. Our experience evidences a staggering 85% of organizations are fully unable to mitigate a DDoS attack, even with enterprise-level mitigation in place.

We discussed how three major institutions – from the finance, retail and e-commerce sectors – failed the test.

We reveal the security gaps in their mitigation defences and share best practice in preparing for and testing a DDoS attack.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The three most common DDoS mitigation oversights and how to avoid them
  • How to identify and eliminate any single points of failure in your company’s infrastructure, including third-party ones like DNS
  • How to develop a human response plan for addressing attacks when they arise including best practice for running DDoS drills
  • How to model your risk when different parts of your infrastructure are under attack
  • Gain actionable guidance for your own DDoS attack response plan.

About the Speaker

Raza is Co-founder and Technical Director of activereach, a leading IT networking and security consulting company.  Widely respected for his technical expertise, Raza built his reputation working as Technical and Operations Director at REDNET.  Raza has also held senior positions in Centrica and The Carphone Warehouse, where he assumed responsibility for Internet service provision and technical data services respectively.  In 2002 he was appointed Non-Executive Director of the London Internet Exchange (LINX), the world’s largest Internet Exchange, overseeing and advising on the development of the Exchange’s product portfolio.  He served for 10 years, standing down in May 2012.

Want to protect your business from a DDoS attack? activereach scours the national and international markets to find the best DDoS mitigation solutions. Get in touch below to find our more, or give us a call on 0845 625 9025.

activereach at Infosecurity Europe 2017

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