Denial of service attacks can shut down internet access and leave IT teams powerless


When Jeff McCune noticed that his district’s 500 Mbps internet connection was full, he knew something was amiss. When he investigated further and saw that the Internet protocol (IP) addresses were coming in from China, Australia, and the Netherlands, McCune realized that the problem was more than just a random overload or ISP outage.

“I was seeing 550 Mbps of traffic coming from a single link and that pushed our usage up over the 10 percent cushion" allowed by its main service provider, said McCune, a network analyst...

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  • About the Author:

    Bridget McCrea is a contributing writer for eSchool News.