February 01, 2011
Arbor Networks' Sixth Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report
"Arbor Networks®, in cooperation with the Internet operational security community, has completed the sixth edition of an ongoing series of annual operational security surveys. This survey, covering roughly a 12-month period from October 2009 through September 2010, is designed to provide industry-wide data to network operators. This data is intended to enable more informed decisions about the use of network security technology to protect mission-critical Internet and other IP-based infrastructure. The survey output serves as a general resource for the Internet operations and engineering community, recording information on trends and employment of various infrastructure security techniques...After a respite in the growth of packet-flooding DDoS attack bandwidth during the 2008 to 2009 survey period, attackers have moved aggressively over the current survey period to dramatically increase attack volumes—for the first time launching DDoS attacks breaking the 100 Gbps barrier. This represents a 102 percent increase in DDoS attack bandwidth since the previous survey period and a staggering 1000 percent increase since Arbor released the first Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) in 2005..."