DDoS and Downtime: Considerations for Risk Management

DDoS attacks are one of the leading causes of IT-related business downtime. With healthcare organizations being required to move to electronic health records by 2014, IT-related downtime is something these organizations cannot afford. Given the probability and potential impact of DDoS attacks, and compared to the cost of other downtime-related risk mitigation solutions, DDoS threat mitigation may be one of the easiest and most cost-effective tactics for healthcare organizations to minimize financial and other risk associated with IT-related downtime.

Sponsor: Verisign Inc.