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Thursday, November 4 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), what is it and how to prepare?

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In this session participants will learn about Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), what is it, what are the various forms it can take, and how to know you are under attack, and how to be prepared to best protect your network and systems. A DDoS attack is typically where multiple machines operating together (a botnet of compromised internet-connected devices) are directed to attack one target in your network. As the number of poorly managed Internet of Things (IoT) devices has increased, so has the ability of an individual actor to take down your network using them. DDoS attacks can vary in scope, size, and duration. Attacks have been increasing and we have seen school networks targeted often. Being prepared for a DDoS attack is very important. Unfortunately, if not prepared, your network can be taken down and create a bad day for you and your users. Internet access is a mission-critical learning tool, any loss of Internet access is like losing electricity and impacts everyone. DDoS is something school district technology leaders must understand and prepare for. Although we can’t predict when DDoS will happen, it is something that can happen and is happening with increasing cadence. As part of your disaster preparedness and recovery plan, DDoS should be included and mitigation strategies put in place. Proper prior planning and being prepared is the key to minimizing the impact a DDoS attack will have on your infrastructure and your users.

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Jeff Bajgot

Whalley Computer Associates
Jeff Bajgot joined WCA as a Senior Consultant in 2019. Jeff is responsible to develop or enhance programs and services such as E-Rate eligible Managed Secure Internet, DDoS Protection, and Private LTE. Jeff is a 30 plus year veteran in the IT and telecommunications industry. Prior... Read More →

Thursday November 4, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Gateway I

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