In the summer of 2015, Neustar surveyed 760 managers and directors, CSOs, CIOs, CTOs, and others in the security and IT fields to learn how companies in North America and the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) encounter and defend against DDoS attacks. Key industries sampled were financial services (17% of respondents), retail (17%), and technology (15%). In North America, 73% of participating companies generated $1B+ in annual revenue. In EMEA, 51% generated €400M a year.
The findings show a clear trend: businesses are shifting from dealing with isolated DDoS attacks to managing a continuous threat, one with compounding impact. The danger is defined by the sheer number of companies attacked, how many are attacked repeatedly, and the damage to brand reputations.
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