Date: 26 October 2016

Author: Nicole Brinson

Here's One Strategy for Thwarting Denial of Service Cyberattacks

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Companies can reduce the risk from the type of cyberattack that took out major websites on Friday by using multiple vendors for the critical Internet service known as a domain name service, or DNS, companies and security experts said on Sunday.

“We have advocated for years for redundancy in your infrastructure,” said Kyle York, chief strategy officer for Dyn, the New Hampshire DNS provider that was attacked on Friday. “I don’t think you can ever be safe enough or redundant enough.”

Hackers unleashed a complex attack on the Internet through common devices like webcams and digital recorders and cut access to some of the world’s best-known websites on Friday, a stunning breach of global Internet stability.

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