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Cybersecurity best practices and DDoS defence strategies
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) play a critical role in safeguarding their customers against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. As ISPs are responsible for managing the flow of traffic between different networks, including the internet, they play a pivotal role in mitigating DDoS attacks. These attacks can cause significant disruption and downtime to businesses and individuals, and ISPs bear a responsibility to protect their customers from these threats.
To this end, ISPs must take proactive steps to mitigate the risks of DDoS attacks. Some of the roles that ISPs should take to protect their customers include:
However, there are arguments both for and against an ISP's responsibility in mitigating DDoS attacks, as discussed below.
Arguments for ISP responsibility:
Arguments against ISP responsibility:
The argument for ISP responsibility in mitigating DDoS attacks is based on their critical role in managing network traffic and the potential harm that DDoS attacks can cause to their customers. However, there are also valid arguments against this responsibility, including the potential burden on ISPs and the cost implications for customers. Ultimately, the extent of an ISP's responsibility in mitigating DDoS attacks may depend on factors such as the size of the ISP, the nature of its customer base, and the regulatory environment in which it operates.
Why a Managed DDoS Service makes good sense for ISPs
Specialist Security Solution Providers and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) are in the best position to block malicious traffic since they can filter it out closer to the source and at a much larger scale, avoiding the need to blackhole attacks or divert them to a third-party cloud for scrubbing. A managed DDoS service makes good sense for ISPs especially since they may not always be equipped with the skills and know-how to handle complex attacks.
Nexusguard has just the solution ISPs need to protect their business and their customers against increasingly prevalent cyber attacks. Nexusguard’s Transformational Alliance Program (TAP) is an affordable and customizable program that offers pre-packaged managed security services tailored to meet the unique requirements of a wide-range of industries.
With TAP, ISPs can launch a managed DDoS protection service in as little as 90 days and gain access to our expert SOC team who will provide 24/7 support for attack handling, incident management, security policy reviews, and more.
For more information on Nexusguard’s TAP program, visit Nexusguard.
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Managed DDoS protection services make sense for ISPs who want to safeguard their customers from cyber attacks. Nexusguard's TAP program provides professional support and tailored security services to protect your business and customers from DDoS attacks.