"We all know now that Healthcare.gov wasn't even close to ready for handling that type of traffic. I know that hindsight is 20/20. But the technology for handling large spikes in traffic has existed for quite some time now, and it's actually really cheap. CDN's like CloudFlare or Incapsula are some of the more well-known services."
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"As mentioned, to stop Application Layer DDoS, you first need a method of separating malicious bot requests from those of your human users. Simply shutting down your site or blocking various IPs will only ‘deny service’ to your customers, and thus the hackers have accomplished their mission. The complex process of Application Layer DDoS mitigation was recently detailed by Incapsula, a cyber-security firm that specializes in dealing with Application Layer assaults."
"The bad guys are flooding your network. They're actually hitting the application. They're hitting your DNS server. All different ways to keep your system busy and trick it so that regular users like you and me can't get through."
"After reading this playbook, you’ll come away with a better understanding of what a DDoS attack is, how different types of assaults work, and how much one could cost your organization."
"According to Incapsula's research, only about 2 percent of all SSL traffic is using SSL v3. The firm reported that there is no patch for POODLE and mitigating it requires completely removing SSL v3. Although..."
"Security firm Incapsula estimated 62 per cent of the attacks were carried out by criminal hackers rather than researchers or security professionals testing systems."