It might be hard to prioritize when it comes to cyber security. How do you tackle both peaks and dry spells in website traffic - without neither overspending nor being an easy target for attacks. Our Director of System Engineering Jason Tucker lists 5 ways to prepare your website, and your team, so that you’re ready when traffic hits.
“In another white paper I talked about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and how times of high traffic are also the time your internet facing assets are at the most vulnerable to a DDoS attack. In this post, I want to provide some non-product specific best practices for situations when you expect extraordinary amounts of traffic. This might be during a holiday season, due to a sale, or being featured in the media. In these times, regardless of what security solutions you have implemented, there are a number of things you can do to tilt the scales in your favor. I won’t be talking about the business side, making sure you’ve got the right amount of stock in your warehouses for example, I’ll leave that to the logistics experts. These are focused on the IT Operations and Security tasks. With that in mind, I’ve assembled the following five things that you should do when preparing -- even better, do them on a scheduled basis, twice or more a year.”