“Unlike personal computers or servers, most IoT devices are not well protected — or even protected at all,” says Igal Zeifman, a senior manager at cybersecurity firm Imperva Incapsula.
Tim Matthews, vice president of marketing at Imperva Incapsula, said it has become inexpensive to mount DDoS attacks as these kits become “readily available,” creating a “perverse economic ecosystem.”
“Unlike personal computers or servers, most IoT devices are not well protected — or even protected at all,” says Igal Zeifman.
Last year, Westwing re-evaluated its security provider and found that a different vendor, Imperva, could offer comparable technology for half the price, plus with more tools.
Companies in the US, UK and Canada are taking longer to fill these available positions, and are seeing an increase in average listing days for them.
Gaming platforms are particularly sensitive to DDoS, since online gaming platforms like Pokémon Go are highly sensitive to latency and availability issues, they're ideal DDoS attack targets.