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By Marius Baczynski,
director of cloud security services for Radware
DDoS attacks increased
dramatically in the third quarter of 2022. According to Radware’s research, not
only did the number of malicious events climb 279% compared to the third
quarter of 2021, but on average the blocked volume per customer was 2.37TB
compared to 1.60TB one year ago. Bearing the brunt of the incidents, service
providers were among the most attacked verticals – a trend that is only expected
to heat up in 2023.
In the New Year, the
struggles that ISPs face in providing effective DDoS protection will be
magnified not only by the increasing complexity and sophistication of modern
DDoS threats, but also by the sheer size of the latest generation of volumetric
The reality is the latest
generation of volumetric attacks is designed to exceed the link capacities of
even the largest ISPs. When these major attacks take place, ISPs are forced to
make a tough tradeoff – to stop protecting their paying customers (and therefore
impact their customers’ digital infrastructure) and start defending their own
infrastructure in order to avoid jeopardizing their in-house services (internet
connectivity, GSM, etc.). This decision creates not only a major security
challenge for customers, but also a financial hurdle for ISPs. The connectivity
investments ISPs are required to make to stay ahead in this capacity race only
lead to ROIs that are upside down for a typical ‘clean pipe’ add-on service.
Going forward to
successfully mitigate attacks in a rapidly evolving threat landscape,
organizations will need to up their game. Rather than relying on ISPs for DDoS
defense, they will need to seek out specialized providers with a much larger
global scrubbing capacity and be prepared to spend more money for higher
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marius Baczynski is Director of Cloud Security Services
at Radware. Backed by more than 20 years of experience in cyber security sales
and business development, he helps enterprises design and execute their digital
transformation projects. Marius works with c-level execs to identify the right
cloud strategy for their business and ensure that their migration to the cloud
is secure and their applications are protected.
Prior to joining Radware, Marius has served in a variety
of international engineering roles at Zscaler and Cisco. He holds a bachelor’s
degree in computer science degree from the University of Western Sydney in
Australia and an MBA from Open University Business School in London.