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Microsoft Says It Mitigated Largest-Ever DDoS Attack

By Soumik Ghosh for BankInfoSecurity
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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