5 Tips for Protecting Against DDoS Attacks
Distributed denial-of-service attacks aim to bring portions of a network down by bombarding the network with requests, and U.S. financial institutions have been prime targets, hit by attacks that rendered their websites unavailable to customers.
These five tips can help maintain your financial institution’s network and cyber security posture while decreasing the risk and potential collateral damage of DDoS attacks.
Another early stage security measure is utilizing a highly effective Security Information Management solution or Security Information and Event Management solution. The exact solution depends largely on the size and needs of your financial enterprise, and both are designed to increase the visibility of telemetry within the enterprise network or on its boundaries.
Advanced Evasion Techniques consist of an evasive technique that lets intruders bypass security detection and logging during network security reconnaissance. In addition to bypassing network security, they are usually stackable through simultaneous execution on multiple protocol layers, capable of changing dynamically even in the midst of an attack and consist of numerous combinations of evasion techniques and modifications.
Web and content controls are integral for inspecting and blocking unauthorized access to sites and dangerous active content. Active content in the broadest sense consists of electronic documents that are designed to automatically invoke actions or trigger a response within a system without the assistance of an individual, phone-home type of behavior. Such content is a major hazard due to its automation and the fact that an individual may not directly or knowingly execute the actions.
Digital and network forensics are particularly essential for dealing with DDoS in the financial sector as both serve to provide added visibility, remediation and legal response capabilities.