Lessons from Surviving a 300Gbps Denial of Service Attack

Matthew Prince

Wed, 22nd October 2014


Speaker Bio 1:
Matthew is not only the CEO & Co-Founder of CloudFlare (which this presentation will discuss) but he is also the co-creator of Project Honey Pot.

CloudFlare helps mitigate Denial of Service attacks through the company's patent-pending technologies. Their technologies help solve the biggest challenges faced by web administrators.

Learning Objectives:

Matthew will explain:

  • An understanding of the bleeding edge of DDoS and the attackers’ techniques.
  • Practical techniques that you can use to increase your readiness for such attacks.
  • Specific weaknesses and vulnerabilities you can test for in order to increase your network’s own security and ensure it is not contributing to such attacks.
  • A sense of the Internet’s weaknesses and choke points and a way to assess your organization’s exposure to them.

Resources and materials:


Questions and answers

Max, Concise Courses:
I read on a black hat forum hacker selling DOS attacks for $10! Is that an indication of the future, i.e. hackers for hire?

Max, Concise Courses:
Is the Low Orbit Ion Cannon still a threat?

Max, Concise Courses:
You spoke about DNS – are there any negatives with our organization having our traffic routed through OpenDNS?

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