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  • Writer's pictureMichael Paulyn

What Is A DDoS Attack? And How You Can Protect Your Business?

Updated: Oct 21, 2023

DDoS Attack stands for "Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Attack." Cybercrime is rising, and many businesses aren't even remotely ready for what's in store. This blog looks at a DDoS attack and three ways companies can ensure their network is secure.

What Is A DDoS Attack?

For a moment, imagine driving down the highway on your way to work. Suddenly, there are more and more cars on the road. Eventually, as you come to your turn-off, traffic's at a standstill; nothing can move. This image of a traffic jam illustrates a DDoS attack against a company's network and internet traffic.

What DDoS stands for is Distributed Denial of Service. Cybercriminals will send malicious traffic to a company's network, forcing the firm's network to crash and causing legitimate traffic to stop completely.

With three simple tweaks, your business can be safe from such a cyberattack. It is such a simple trick but incredibly deadly that it can easily find all the loopholes and weak spots a company might have overlooked regarding cybersecurity. For any of your business leaders out there, don't worry; there is hope.

3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Business

All DDoS attacks work because devices and a company's network are compromised and easy prey. Here are three simple ways to protect your business from a potential DDoS attack:

1. Check Your Router is Secure

An easy yet forgotten access point is a Wi-Fi gateway to your network. Double-check your router is secure and entirely up to date; you might change your password for good measure. If you need help deciding to contact your internet provider is a good idea what changes to make, it's a good idea to contact your internet provider.

2. Check Your Passwords Aren't Compromised

Check all your devices and any passwords saved on those items, and ensure no information is at risk. It can be easy to overlook this; devices you use every day, you might not think anything about it being hacked or having any sensitive data stolen.

3. Check Your Network Security

Lastly, check that your security solutions, like McAfee or Norton, are updated and fully protected by your network. It's important to note that much different malicious software can take just as many forms on your device or network.

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