A new report from analytics firm Neustar has brought to light the amount of companies around the world who have suffered a DDoS attack, and how they are working to mitigate them.
Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of organisations worldwide have suffered a DDoS attack and 76 percent are investing more in response to the threat of such attacks.
For its new global report, Neustar studied 1,002 directors, managers, CISOs, CSOs, CTOs and other C-suite executives to discover how DDoS attacks are affecting them and what they're doing to mitigate the threat.
Respondents represent diverse industries such as technology (18 percent), finance (14 percent), retail (12 percent) and government (seven percent) in North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.
In EMEA, 75 percent of organisations were attacked. Nearly half (48 percent) were attacked six or more time and 32 percent encountered malware after a DDoS attack.
Almost a quarter (21 percent) of attacked organisations reported customer data theft and 70 percent of those specific respondents said they learned of the attack from outside sources, such as social media.
Globally, 30 percent of organisations took less than an hour to detect a DDoS attacks. In EMEA, 37 percent of organisations took three or more hours to detect attacks.
Despite only two percent of reported attacks exceeding 100+ GBPS, recent DDoS attacks have reached over 620 Gbps and up to almost 1 Tbps in attack size.
Organisations are seeking to stay one step ahead of the game and protect against DDoS attacks. To prevent and protect against future attacks, organisations are using:
Traditional firewall ISP based prevention (53 percent)
Cloud service provider (47 percent)
On-premise DDoS appliance and a DDoS mitigation service (36 percent)
DDoS mitigation service (29 percent)
DDoS mitigation appliance (27 percent)
CDN (14 percent)
WAF (13 percent)
No DDoS protection is used in four percent of organisations.
Nearly two-thirds (61 percent) have adopted and actively use IoT devices. In all, 82 percent of IoT adopters experienced an attack compared to just 58 percent of those who have not yet done so. Moreover, 43 percent of IoT adopters that were attacked are investing more than they did a year ago.