Since the release of the Mirai source code, the tactic of DDoS has gained notoriety and has been portrayed as a "digital nuclear attack" and "zombie apocalypse" by elements of the press. Of course, the potential impact of DDoS is dependent on many factors.
This paper explores:
- The three motivations for threat actors looking to use DDoS as a tactic
- The cone of plausibility as a way to look across current trends, identify drivers and outline different scenarios
- Forecasts that can help you understand the probable and plausible threats posed by DDoS in 2017
- What organizations need to think about in order to prepare for possible threats