A Denial-of-Service attack is designed to overwhelm your computing resources in order to render services overloaded and unavailable. Denial-of-Service attacks take a variety of forms such as a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack, and target multiple layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. A Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack is distinguished by use of multiple computers to carry out the attack. DDoS attacks have been used more frequently by hacktivists and cybercriminals against a large number of organizations. In addition, cybercriminals are using DDoS attacks as a cover for activities the cybercriminals are simultaneously perpetrating.
The Dell SecureWorks Incident Response and Digital Forensics team can help your organization build an incident response plan for Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks that maps to your environment and staffing model. Our expertise and experience in responding to DoS attacks will provide insight into best practices as well as common pitfalls. The Denial-of-Service Preparedness Assessment has several options designed to help your organization understand your risk exposure, its ability to withstand DoS attacks, and ensure you have a tested response methodology in place. These proactive steps can help limit the impact of future Denial-of Service and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks on your organization.
With Dell SecureWorks, you can:
Instrumentation Capabilities Review
The Dell SecureWorks Instrumentation Capabilities Review provides a technical evaluation of your network architecture, change management processes, and log collection and monitoring practices. The service can help identify normalized traffic patterns to assist in the instrumentation of indicators. Understanding your network infrastructure and application dependencies provides a distinct advantage when evaluating the potential effects of a DoS or DDoS attack. The ability to forecast the impact of a DoS attack, and communicate those possibilities to key stakeholders, and ensures that you comprehend and accept the risks.
DoS Tabletop Exercise
DoS Tabletop Exercises guide your staff through a simulated DoS/DDoS attack to evaluate response roles, policies and procedures across your organization. These exercises ensure your team actually practices documented response procedures. These exercises highlight gaps and issues with your current Computer Security Incident Response Plan (CSIRP). Several tabletop formats are available to address audiences and can be combined with infrastructure stress testing.
Infrastructure Stress Testing
Dell SecureWorks Infrastructure Stress Testing offers both Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) testing. Dell SecureWorks will measure and report on the impact of a range of real-world DoS and DDoS attacks on selected Information Technology targets, including web applications, network security devices, a collection of devices, a representative wide-area network (WAN) or data center infrastructure.
Presentation of the findings and exact deliverables are custom tailored to the type of work performed and to your particular needs.
Contact Dell SecureWorks for a further discussion on how we might be able to help with your Denial of Service & Distributed Denial of Service security needs.
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