Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey

Brielle Bruns bruns at
Tue Sep 27 14:48:24 UTC 2016

On 9/26/16 10:05 PM, Roland Dobbins wrote:
> +1 for this capability in CPE.
> OTOH, it will be of no use whatsoever to the user.  Providing the user
> with access to anomalous traffic feeds won't help, either.
> Users aren't going to call in some third-party service/support company,
> either.

You start cutting off users or putting them into a walled garden until 
they fix their machines, and they will start caring.

This will only work if all providers including cable, DSL and *shudders* 
WISPs (hate to be blunt, but who from my experience tend to be the least 
experienced and network knowledgeable people running a customer network) 
do it so customer's can't just switch networks and 'make the problem go 

I use escalating price increases and delays in service/repair time on 
some of my consulting customers who do things I warned them to be more 
careful about.

It takes time, but when $cost starts to become prohibitive, they stop 
and think.   And the ones that never learn...  Well, that's more $$$ in 
my pocket for the effort that I would normally charge otherwise.

Brielle Bruns
The Summit Open Source Development Group    /

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