According to VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN), DDoS attacks have gone mainstream with 63 percent of survey respondents getting hit at least once and 11 percent getting attacked more than six times.
Going a step further,VeriSign asked about downtime incidents. Just over half of VeriSign’s survey respondents had some kind of downtime, though only 33 percent was attributable to DDoS attacks.
Downtime incidents had a direct result on the bottom line too with 51 percent noting they lost money as a result of the downtime.
According to VeriSign, the average cost to defend against attacks came in at $2.5 million.