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Denial of Service

Denial of Service (DoS) or Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is a type of service interruption attack designed to overwhelm a targeted service or network with a flood of connections and activity, similar to a traffic jam. 

Look for Early Indicators.
  • Unusual network activity -A sudden increase in network traffic can indicate a DoS attack, causing the network to slow down or become unresponsive.

  • Unresponsive resources - If normally available resources become unresponsive or slow to load, it could be a sign of a DoS attack.

  • Flood of requests - A sudden flood of requests to a particular resource can overwhelm it, making it unavailable to legitimate users, which is a possible sign of a DoS attack.

Distributed DoS attacks use many compromised systems from around the world, often called a ‘botnet’, to generate the attack. Botnets can be made of computers, IoT devices, or any systems that are connected to the internet and capable of connecting to the target system and generating attack traffic. The distributed nature of the attack can make it difficult to stop, as the sources of the attack are too numerous and geographically diverse to block individually or by the location of origin.

Not having business critical systems available for an extended period can cause significant loss of revenue, loss of customer confidence, negative reviews and even long-term damage to your brand reputation.


Prevent Denial of Service.


Access control alone is not sufficient to protect business critical data. Segmenting networks into zones or virtual networks with restricted access offers better protection. Partner with Blue INK Security to limit access and deploy robust controls over your business critical resources.


Speed is absolutely paramount when responding to a cyber incident. Having an IR retainer in place eliminates the stress and provides access to other valuable resources. Partner with Blue INK Security to better plan for a possible incident or a damaging data breach. 


Testing the vulnerability of your attack surface is crucial to understanding the effectiveness of security controls and to learning how to handle a possible breach by a threat actor. Partner with Blue INK Security for penetration testing in a controlled, improvement-focused environment. 

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