Dyn DDoS Attack Reminds Us To Secure Everything
If there’s any lesson to be taken away from the recent DDoS attack on Dyn it’s that we are all under the constant threat of attack no matter how small or how big we are. Even the largest, most heavily defended service providers can be hacked. We probably hear about less than 1% of all the successful and unsuccessful attempts because most of them go unreported. Not to mention the ones that were undetected!
Given the unprecedented magnitude of the attack – using 10’s of millions of IP addresses, including those from IoT devices – there was probably little that could have been done with conventional technology to prevent this attack. However, it reminds us to review some basic safeguards for preventing DDoS attacks.
In the new, uncharted world of application containers, don’t let the need for speed or the rush for cost savings get in the way of simple practical container security measures. As always it’s best to implement a layered approach to securing containers.
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