DDoS attacks cost 41% of businesses at least $100,000 for every hour of downtime. As every hour passes the cost in damages goes up and brand reputation becomes further damaged.
In the Akamai State of the Internet security report, they found a 57% increase in DDoS attacks in the last quarter of 2014 compared to 2013. It’s safe to say that most companies will have to deal with a DDoS attack.
A recent study shows that, on average, organizations take 12 hours to recover from a DDoS attack.
DDoS attacks are difficult to prepare for, but that doesn’t mean you should sit and wait for them. Make a plan and stick to it to minimize the impact.