Presentation on Exploring 'Distributed' in DDoS

Exploring Distributed in DDoS - Social Engineering aspects of an 'Anonymous' style DDoS attack
Recorded 24 April 2013.


With the proliferation of social media and mobile devices to masses, protecting against distributed denial of service attacks has become an arduous technical challenge. Even though we expect much more sophistication, research reports show that majority of anonymous style hacktivist attacks originate from distributed denial of service. During analysis of the largest-known hacker forums with roughly 250,000 members, impervia's hacker intelligence report states that social networks today pose a major interest for hackers. In this talk we discuss the technical challenges and potential remediation of such denial of service attacks. The presentation will elaborate on key tenets of defense in depth, web application security and do's and outline potential threats for financial application domain.

The Cultural Knowledge Consortium (CKC) is a joint and inter-agency effort established to provide a Socio-cultural Knowledge Infrastructure (SKI) to help provide access and connect multi-disciplinary, worldwide, social science expertise and support collaborative engagement efforts in support of Combatant Command (COCOM) socio-cultural analysis requirements. CKC supports and complements the alignment and synchronization of DoD analytical efforts, operational information requirements, and training programs