CISA & FBI Released Guide to Respond for DDoS Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), has released a comprehensive guide.

It aimed at assisting federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government entities in responding to Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks.

Understanding the Threat Landscape

DDoS attacks originate from multiple sources and can be particularly challenging to trace and block.

The guide provides an in-depth overview of the DoS and DDoS landscapes, detailing attack types, motivations, and potential impacts on government operations.

It emphasizes the importance of planning for emerging DDoS trends and technologies to better defend against malicious activity.

CISA and FBI have recently released a comprehensive guide that provides technical details and best practices to respond effectively to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.


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DoS vs. DDoS: What’s the Difference?

DoS vs. DDoS Attacks
DoS vs. DDoS Attacks

The guide clarifies the distinction between DoS and DDoS attacks.

A DoS attack typically involves a single source overwhelming a system with traffic, while a DDoS attack uses multiple sources, often coordinated through botnets, to amplify the disruption.

The distributed nature of DDoS attacks makes them more challenging to defend against.

CISA Cyber recently tweeted about the release of a guide by CISA and FBI that provides detailed information on how to respond to DDoS attacks

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