MIDAS: Risk Rating Analysis of DDoS Attacks

Published December 2012

MIDAS: Risk Rating Analysis of DDoS Attacks

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks pose a significant threat to most businesses, jeopardizing networks, websites and even revenues. But accurately assessing the risk levels – and the potential impact has never been easy.

In this new white paper, Prolexic explains how to combine two scoring systems to develop a better picture of your DDoS risk level and vulnerabilities.

What you’ll learn

  • About the MIDAS System
  • Four MIDAS categories of DDoS attack classification
  • About NIST CVSSv2
  • Integrating the MIDAS and CVSSv2 to determine a comprehensive DDoS risk rating
  • Example calculations for both MIDAS and NIST CVSSv2

What you need to know

  • Both MIDAS and NIST CVSSv2 have metrics in place to measure key aspects of information security
  • The MIDAS system defines attack types, whereas the NIST CVSSv2 allows quick assessment of various types of DDoS attacks
  • The combination provides an understanding of both targets and sizes of incoming attacks

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