We recently hosted the second iteration of workshops for our Building an Anti-DDoS Coalition project. The event was generously hosted in Menlo Park by the Hewlett Foundation, and participants included representatives from representatives from over a dozen market-leading companies and government agencies. This session followed up on the initial, highly informative discussion held in Washington DC, overall representing dozens of companies and government agencies from all over the world as we look to host unique meetings designed to connect policymakers with technologists.
Much work remains to be done to reduce the volume of and risks posed by these types of attacks - but there is also an entire ecosystem of actors dedicated to and in large part effectively managing DDoS attacks around the world. We learned a great deal through this session, and are looking to consolidating the outcomes in the coming weeks.
This is a set of risks that is not going away any time soon, that remains abundantly clear. What is less clear is just how much risk is posed by what inevitably will be ever-increasingly large-scale attacks, both by state and non-state actors. Stay tuned for further details - and get in touch if you're interested in joining the conversation or learning more about what we're doing: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Philip Reiner, Executive Director