When working with DDoS mitigation, we find a lot of controversial clients who need protection from Denial of Service attacks. In the industry of cybersecurity, it isn’t uncommon for us to protect industries that are often politically and socially charged, or on the fringes of everyday people.
The internet has been a great boon for free speech worldwide, a home to everyone with platforms for journals, forums for communities, and a massive library for the collective knowledge of the web-connected world. We have seen some of the greatest economic growth in the last couple of decades fueled by the ready availability of information, and the digital space to build something out of it. A lot of this growth has created industry and homes for both special and conflicting interests that might otherwise be seen as subversive or distasteful in popular culture, whether that be for recent reasons or an age-old disagreement. What better way in our day and age is there to silence someone you distrust or disagree with than to remove their world platform?
It’s not just the fringe crowd either. Too often we hear about groups like a local government, local schools, even just the mom and pop shop down the street with their little website being hit by DDoS attacks for no other reason than someone would anonymously prefer that they were offline.