Guest Column | May 9, 2014

Threat Report Concludes: Services Providers Must Become Security Providers

Jeffrey Lyon, the founder of Black Lotus, discusses the findings of his company’s recent Q1 2014 Threat Report.

Q: What were the most serious findings of the report?

A: There are several findings in our Q1 2014 Threat Report which are quite startling. For instance, in February we observed the largest DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack ever recorded at 421 Gbps. What’s troubling about this is not just the overall size, but the fact that it was indiscriminately targeting many of our customers.

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