DDoS Top Cloud Computing Security Threat

Cloud providers need protection against DDoS attacks in place.

 By Enterprise Networking Planet Staff | Posted Sep 19, 2011
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Network security expert and Arbor Networks APAC solutions architect, Roland Dobbins, believes that cloud providers and customers are ignoring the importance of securing online services against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. As reported on ComputerWorld, the potential for collateral damage is extremely high and that is why DDoS attacks are the number one threat to the Cloud computing security model.


"In light of this Cloud providers needed to do more to ensure they had proper availability protection in place. Cloud service customers also needed to ensure they could assure themselves of the level of availability protection within a potential provider.

"Dobbins said these checks should include assessing whether the correct network, application and services architectures were in place and designed to best current practices, or BCPs, so as to be resilient in the face of DDoS attacks.

"Cloud operators also needed to be able to demonstrate their complete visibility into all network traffic ingressing, egressing and traversing their Cloud. This would enable the detection, classification and traceback of any DDoS attack."

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