Microsoft Says It Mitigated Largest-Ever DDoS Attack
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Also, when deviations from baselines are extremely large, Microsoft's control plane logic bypasses normal detection steps that are usually needed for lower-volume attacks and immediately kicks in the mitigation procedure, the post says, and this ensures the fastest time-to-mitigation and prevents collateral damage from such large attacks.
Impressive Mitigation Process
Speaking about the mitigation process that averted a possible large-scale targeted attack, Ilia Kolochenko, founder of Swiss cybersecurity firm ImmuniWeb and member of Europol Data Protection Experts Network, tells Information Security Media Group that almost no on-premises infrastructure would resist such an "annihilating" DDoS attack, despite being protected by cloud-based anti-DDoS solutions.
Although many companies are reluctant to migrate their data to a public cloud, in reality, a properly configured and hardened cloud infrastructure offers capacities to automate security and incident response, saving time and beefing up cyber resilience, Kolochenko adds. Read Full Article
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