DHS Working To Protect Emergency Call Centers Against Denial-Of-Service Attacks

October 24, 2016

The distributed denial of service attack on managed DNS provider Dyn that made portions of the internet unreachable on Oct. 21 is just the latest example of the disruption caused by a system that finds itself overwhelmed with requests.

Similar to DDoS attacks, telephony denial-of-service attacks – where bad actors flood the system with illegitimate calls to knock out access to emergency services or other critical communication -- are reportedly on the rise...

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