10 Things to Know About the Cost of DNS Attacks
A majority of organizations worry about the cost of security solutions. 52% say the cost of security solutions, upfront and maintenance, is too high. 45% cite a lack of organizational awareness and priority. 38% say it’s difficult to maintain network availability during an attack. 35% are concerned about a lack of DNS-focused security solutions. 33% point to a lack of the right IT skill sets in-house.
Average cost associated with one hour of downtime due to a DNS attack is $105,710. This tally includes user productivity, lost revenue, increase in IT support costs and other operational costs.
Organizations with 1,000 or more employees report that an hour of downtime averages $186,111 in losses.
DNS-based attacks result in significant damage for 43% of respondents.
60% of respondents are highly concerned about downtime, loss of sensitive data and a negative impact on perception of the organization or brand.
The respondents report a variety of DNS-based attacks, but DDoS attacks are the new normal: DNS DDoS attacks: 76%, DNS cache poisoning: 33%, DNS exploits: 29%, UDP flood: 29%, DNS tunneling: 24%
43% of organizations that experienced one of the above DNS-based attacks was hindered as a result. Of these, 29% say the impact was “extremely significant” and 14% say it was “significant.”
48% of respondents say DNS service interruptions due to DNS attacks lasted an average of 7 hours.
48% of respondents say diminished network service lasted 18 hours, on average.
66% of respondents say their organizations are somewhat likely to consider solutions during the next year. 36% say they are extremely likely or very likely to do so. Larger companies are the most likely to adopt solutions.