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Cyber Attacks

Reference Number:108/16
Request Date:March 8th, 2017

Request

1.  Has your organisation completed all of the government’s ’10 steps to cyber security’,

  • Yes
  • No

 2.  Have you suffered Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber attacks on your network in the last year?

  • Yes
  • No

3.  If so, how many DDoS attacks did you experience during 2016?

  1. Attacks occur weekly or even daily
  2. Attacks occur monthly
  3. Less than a handful of attacks during the entire year

4.  Has your organisation ever been the victim of a DDoS attack which was used in combination with another type of cyber attack, such as a demand for ransom/ransomware, network infiltration or data theft?

  • Yes
  • No

5.  How do you know if you’ve suffered a DDoS attack?

  • End-users have complained of a service issue
  • We noticed high bandwidth spikes with other network security tools
  • We experienced infrastructure outages/failures, (e.g. firewalls went down)
  • We experienced application failures, eg. Websites going down

6.  Does your method of DDoS mitigation detect sub-saturating DDoS attacks of less than 30 minutes in duration, which do not typically overwhelm the network?

  • Yes
  • No

Response

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not applicable
  4. No
  5. We would notice high bandwidth spikes with other network security tools.
  6. Yes

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