DDoS, password policies, and spam: What do they all have in common?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:30am

DDoS, password policies, and spam: it's 2017 and they're still a thing, and still annoying. We'll be focusing on DDoS, examining what constitutes an effective attack today and what the industry is doing about it. Spam has by and large been relegated to an annoyance; will we ever get to that point with DDoS? Can we do better and actually eliminate some attack types such as volumetric? We'll take a closer look at some of the industry-wide collaboration that is underway to make DDoS as mundane as spam and as effective as Nigerian 419 scams.

Additional topics of discussion:

  • DDoS Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) and potential impacts to network operators
  • DDoS and Net Neutrality: does/should it guarantee delivery of traffic to recipients who don't want it?

Nathan McKay is an IT / IS engineer who's currently found home with the Security Marketing team at F5 Networks. Always passionate about technology, Nathan has worked in a variety of roles over the years since first joining the fray during the unforgettable heyday that was the early 2000 dotcom boom (and subsequent bust; anyone remember Exodus Communications?). Formerly a Fortune 500 security engineer and expat F5 customer, Nathan has worked closely with design and engineering teams building F5 software and services and is an evangelist for proactive and proportionate security programs.