Realities of Today’s DDoS Security Risk

 Focusing on the lessons from the 2020 – 2021 DDoS Extortion Campaigns

DDoS Extortion will not go away. It is a cyclical International crime that can only be stopped with the DDoS Extortionist are arrested. In 2020, organizations woke up to a new wave of DDoS Extortion activities. These attacks caught organizations with the DDoS Guards down. They thought “DDoS was in the past.”

This session walks through the reasons why we have DDoS Extortion, criminal behaviors behind DDoS Extortionist, and essential DDoS Preparation tools any organization can deploy to reduce their risk when a DDoS Extoristist knocks on the door.

Extended Workshops: The Workshops for this session would work through each of the recommendations. The work models are designed to help organizations realize the strength within their own teams to deploy DDoS resilience tools that protect the business.

Attendee Takeaways

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War 

Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu

Understanding the person(s) behind a DDoS Extortion attack helps to prioritize the DDoS Resiliency preparations and response. It helps organizations save money, time, and stress – focusing on core techniques that push back against the miscreant’s DDoS extortion objectives. 

This session “understanding the behavior” of the miscreant is best done as part of a series, exploring each of the DDoS resiliency architectures, mitigation techniques, defensive options, and best common practice. 


Realities of Today’s DDoS Security Risk Sessions:

This session is updated each time it is presented. There is also constituent-specific tuning to best adapt to the peer’s needs.

Practical Security Conversations

If you find your organization needs help and worry about the FUD from the industry, reach out and ask for help. These sessions are conducted in conferences, internal workshops, and security group memberships. If you are interested, reach Barry Greene at These sessions are designed to provide practical, cost-effective, and actionable security assistance. The materials help organizations leverage the talent around them to get started with their security activities. Start with the DDoS Attack Preparation Workbook and Operator’s Security Toolkit. In the meantime, stay connected to the Senki Community to get updates on new empowerment and security insights. You can sign up to the mailing list for updates here: Stay Connected with Senki’s Updates.