Mitigating DDoS Attacks: Best Practices for an Evolving Threat Landscape

Learn about the motives behind and targets of DDoS attacks as well as mitigation techniques.

Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:00 AM
AMA Executive Conference Centers
1601 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10019
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Fee: Free for NYTECH members and sponsors. Free for non-members.

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

10:35 AM - Addressing DDoS Attacks
Ram Mohan - EVP & Chief Technology Officer, Afilias
Damian Menscher – Security Engineer, Google
Miguel Ramos - Senior Product Manager, Neustar

10:55 AM - Collaborative Efforts
Michael O'Rierdan - Co-Chairman, Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse
Working Group (M3AAWG)
Wout De Natris - President, De Natris Consult

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.