Application-layer attacks are getting smarter — and more common.
For businesses with outward-facing Internet services — which is to say, nearly all of them these days — distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been a major threat for over a decade now. Various strategies exist to defend against conventional attacks.
But as is usual in the cybersecurity arms race, DDoS attackers have evolved in parallel with the defenders. An example is in the way DDoS attacks have increasingly focused on the application layer, which is also known as layer seven in the standard OSI network model. Continue reading Fortinet leads fight against application level DDoS attacks