Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Risk Assessments

How DDoS Attacks Could Cripple Internal Networks

Arbor's Alcoy Believes DDoS May No Longer Remain Just an External Threat
Philippe Alcoy, Cybersecurity Technologist - APAC, Arbor Networks

Internet of things devices launching distributed denial-of-service attacks in the vein of the Mirai malware outbreak that began in 2016 may no longer pose only an external threat for enterprises, says Philippe Alcoy, cyber security technologist for Asia-Pacific at Arbor Networks.

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In this video interview recorded at the ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Bengaluru, Alcoy discusses:

  • Increasing DDoS attack sophistication;
  • Combatting memcached DDoS attacks;
  • How volumetric DDoS attacks are resurging.

Alcoy has more than 20 years of experience in the IT security, risk and compliance industry. Prior to joining Arbor, he spent over 15 years in technical leadership, consulting and management roles for vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and compliance monitoring vendors in Europe and Asia. Alcoy was born in a little town outside Lyon in France, enjoying reverse engineering games on his Oric Atmos and then partaking in the demo scene with his Amiga 500. Alcoy has been based in Bangkok for over 10 years.

About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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