DDoS attacks have been a significant feature of the cyber threat landscape over the past two decades. The 2021 Imperva DDoS Threat Landscape Report explains how attacks are constantly evolving in size, volume, frequency and complexity, but that the target of the attackers remains the same - your critical infrastructure.
Here are a few insights from the report:
- Attack duration is going down: Imperva Research Labs found an ongoing trend of short, sharp, persistent attacks during the first half of 2021.
- As organizations continue to pursue digital transformation, the technologies that drive this - cloud services, mobile networks and IoT devices - are becoming targets.
- DDoS attacks are becoming cheaper and nastier: What began as a form of sabotage has evolved into big business for cybercriminals.