The Anatomy of DDoS Attacks

DDoS attacks make headlines everyday, but how do they work and how can you defend against them? DDoS attacks can be high volume UDP traffic floods, SYN floods, DNS amplification, or Layer 7 HTTP attacks. Understanding how to protect yourself from DDoS is critical to doing business on the internet today.


Suzanne Aldrich, a lead Solutions Engineer at Cloudflare, will cover how these attacks work, what is being targeted by the attackers, and how you can protect against the different attack types. She will cap the session with the rise in IoT attacks, and expectations for the future of web security.

Speaker Bio:

Suzanne is a solutions engineer team lead at Cloudflare, where she specializes in security, performance, and usability. Her interest in all things web started in high school when she created the school’s first website. While at Stanford, Suzanne was the webmaster for a matchbox sized server running the Wearable Computing Lab’s site.

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