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DDoS attacks go through the roof

The growing prevalence of criminally motivated DDoS attacks calls for a fundamental rethink in how enterprises approach security. Companies typically bolster the security infrastructure only after they are attacked. But this approach is misguided and costly, according to Paul Lawrence, EMEA general manager at security outfit Top Layer. Lawrence is fed up with ambulance chasing (“it’s a strain on our resources”) and is urging companies to become more pro-active in shoring up their defences. “The prevention message isn’t getting over and companies aren’t developing a genuine strategy to manage security risks,” Lawrence told El Reg. Top Layer is a leading player in the emerging intrusion prevention market so the issue Lawrence raises is more than a little self-serving. That doesn’t mean to say his analysis is necessarily wrong, though. Full Story

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