DDoS attacks are no longer just about bandwidth consumption. Today’s application layer DDoS attacks can succeed while consuming little network bandwidth. Ashley Stephenson, Executive Vice President, Corero Network Security will lead a broad-ranging discussion about DDoS attacks and other unwanted network intrusions. How are they launched against a network, how does the site admin know what’s happening? This session reviews common application layer DDoS attacks, explores their impact on several common web server implementations, and shares some lab and real-world observations of various attacks scenarios and mitigation techniques. Original research will be presented regarding the quantitative outcomes associated with various attack tools, server software, and application settings.
- Understand better how an attack may affect their infrastructure.
- Learn the benefits of each method of attack mitigation.
- Predictions about how future attacks will be carried out.
About Ashley Stephenson
As Executive Vice President, Ashley Stephenson leads the company’s product and global expansion strategy. Stephenson is an experienced IT industry executive and Internet technology entrepreneur with operating experience in the United States, Europe and Asia. In recent years he has spent the majority of his time providing strategic advisory services on the evolution of the global IT market. Previously, Stephenson co-founded or led several technology companies as Chairman or CEO including Reva Systems, acquired by ODIN, and Xedia Corporation, acquired by Lucent. Stephenson began his career at IBM Research & Development in the United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Imperial College, London with a degree in Physics and an Associate of the Royal College of Science.