We learnt a huge amount as a result of doing the DDoS test simulation. It was better doing this in a controlled manner instead of waiting until we are hit for real. We now understand a lot more about our systems and our people have gained useful experience, which has only improved our readiness for a real attack.
We certainly see the real value of doing this on a regular basis in a similar way to testing our fire alarm system so that people and systems operate under real scenarios efficiently.
Data breaches in 2017 took minutes to execute, days for data to be exfiltrated from the systems, but months to detect and contain.
Source: 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report 11th edition
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