Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are an all-too-common reality in today’s Internet landscape and are an escalating global problem. Whether a DDoS attack is motivated by criminal intent, like cyber extortion, or is executed as an extreme form of free expression, the resulting service interruptions can have wide-ranging effects. This program will address the motives behind and targets of DDoS attacks. It will also explore the various ways attacks are carried out, as well as mitigation techniques and the risks of "unintended consequences." The goal is to foster a discussion and provide a platform for developing a framework of best practices to mitigate DDoS attacks.
Presented in conjunction with the Public Interest Registry.
10:00 AM - Registration & Check In
10:15 AM - Welcome Comments
Brian Cute - CEO, Public Interest Registry (PIR)
10:25 AM - Defining the Problem
Jeff Greene - Senior Policy Counsel, Symantec
11:05 AM - Unintended Consequences
Jillian York - Director for International Freedom of Expression,
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
11:15 AM - Scenario Discussion: Identifying Mitigation Best Practices
Panel & audience debate
12:45 PM - Closing Comments
Brian Cute - CEO, Public Interest Registry
Due to limited space, please sign up now to reserve your spot. We look forward to having you join us for this important discussion that affects each and every one of us online.
Online registration is now closed, but walk-in registration is available at the venue.