Saturday, December 7, 2013
How Much Does a DDOS Attack Cost a Data Center?
"DDoS-spurred outages cost an average of $822,000 to mitigate, second only to the $959,000 it cost to fix outages caused by IT equipment failure. By comparison, outages caused by accidental human errors -- one of the most common triggers -- cost companies an average of $380,000," InformationWeek 12/13.
"DDoS attacks have become one of the most common triggers of data center outages, causing 18% of those experienced at the 67 U.S. data centers that participated in the study...but it's unusual for a data center to be the real target of an attack--it's more often a case of collateral damage."