The recent DDoS attacks have shone a bright spotlight on the security problems within the Internet of Things. The attacks are also a reminder that cloud security is still a work in progress.
Paul Calatayud, CTO of FireMon, told ZDNet “DDoS is not a new form of attack in and of itself, but methods and strategies around DDoS continue to evolve in the form of larger and more orchestrated attacks. What causes me to pause and reflect most in regards to this breaking news is that Dyn DNS is a DNS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Its core job is to host and manage DNS services for its clients. The impact and harm has a ripple effect.”