NCSC Cyber Threat Report: DDoS Trends, Expert Weighs In

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 16, 2021 04:46 am PST

BACKGROUND:

Today the NCSC released its annual Cyber Threat Report which highlights an increase in denial of service incidents against New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations.

The report says:

·       In the 2020/21 year, 33% of malicious incidents fell into the post-compromise category. A large proportion of these were denial of service or ransomware incidents.

·       These actors aim to apply pressure and extort payments from high-value, high-reward victims by deliberately disrupting critical services.

The findings of the report reflects the trends cybersecurity company Imperva has witnessed in NZ.

Reinhart Hansen, Asia Pacific and Japan CTO for Imperva provides further context in his commentary below. He discusses:

·       How heavily NZ is being targeted for DDoS attacks and why

·       Reasons why some NZ organisations have fallen prey to DDoS attacks

·       What NZ organisations should do to better mitigate the risk of DDoS attacks in the future