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Advanced DDoS Detection and Defense

NETSCOUT Arbor's Gary Sockrider on How to Respond to Latest DDoS Trends
Advanced DDoS Detection and Defense
Gary Sockrider, NETSCOUT Arbor

Not only are we now seeing the most powerful DDoS attacks ever recorded, but they also are leveraging the ever-growing army of IoT devices. Gary Sockrider of NETSCOUT Arbor offers advice for detection and defense.

Sockrider, principal security technologist at NETSCOUT Arbor, has tracked the evolution of DDoS and sees patterns we should note.

"If we look back over the last several years, there has been a very clear long-term trend in DDoS attacks," he says. "They are increasing in size, frequency and complexity - that's a macro trend."

How should organizations respond to this trend?

In an interview about advanced DDoS, Sockrider discusses:

  • The blend of old and new techniques in current attacks;
  • How IoT devices are being leveraged;
  • Strategies for detection and defense.

Sockrider is an industry veteran with over 25 years of broad technology experience and a security focus. He seeks to understand and convey the constantly evolving threat landscape, as well as the techniques and solutions that address the challenges they present. Prior to joining Arbor in 2012, he worked at Cisco Systems and held previous positions with Avaya and Cable & Wireless.

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