Cloud Security , Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Why is DDoS still a problem, and what do we need to do about it?

Colt’s Mark Bales explains why attackers still use DDoS and what defences we need to put in place
Mark Bales, Cyber Security Product Manager, Colt

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Mark Bales explains why DDoS remains part of the attackers’ arsenal, why traditional DDoS mitigations often don’t work, and what defenses we need to put in place.

Get a better understanding of:

  • Why DDoS remains a problem and the limitations of traditional defenses;
  • Ways in which attackers use DDoS in multi-faceted attacks;
  • How modern cloud-based defense and mitigation strategies are an essential component for modern cybersecurity.

Mark Bales is the Product Lead for all of Colt’s Cybersecurity services, developing both in-house and partnership propositions that keep its customers’ businesses safe. Bales previously ran a Cybersecurity Consulting team dealing with the sharp end of customer DDoS events, breaches and compliance challenges and has been working in the industry for over 25 years.

His specialization is designing and delivering complex and holistic cloud, network and security solutions, specifically for government, finance and gambling sectors. His experience in securing data with air-gapped networks, private clouds and robust controls is now proving critical in helping Colt customers in dealing with the escalating threats including cloud workloads and hybrid workforces.

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About the Author

Tony Morbin

Tony Morbin

Executive News Editor, EU

Morbin is a veteran cybersecurity and tech journalist, editor, publisher and presenter working exclusively in cybersecurity for the past decade – at ISMG, SC Magazine and IT Sec Guru. He previously covered computing, finance, risk, electronic payments, telecoms, broadband and computing, including at the Financial Times. Morbin spent seven years as an editor in the Middle East and worked on ventures covering Hong Kong and Ukraine.




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