Comments from Arbor - University of Manchester DDoS attack
December 2015 by Arbor Networks
Following the news that the University of Manchester network was hit by a DDoS attack, please see below comments from Richard Brown, Director EMEA Channels & Alliances at Arbor Networks:
“This attack on the University of Manchester network is the latest in a long line of DDoS attacks and highlights how any organisation that is reliant in any way on Internet services needs to ensure that the availability of those services is adequately protected. It’s an ongoing battle between attackers and organisations and it’s clear that any industry isn’t above being targeted.
“The best-practice defence against DDoS is a layered solution compromising of both a cloud and ISP-based DDoS protection service, which has the capability to stop high-magnitude attacks, combined with an always-on on-premise solution, to deal proactively with even the most stealthy and sophisticated attacks. DDoS is a well-understood threat, and businesses can protect themselves if they have the right technology, processes and people in place.”