DDoS attack on Swiss Federal Railways: expert comment

A recent DDoS attack on Swiss Federal Railways brought the following comments from Dave Larson, COO at Corero Network Security to @DFMag:

“Organizations or Government agencies or even infrastructure that rely on traditional IT security tools to protect against DDoS attacks are placing themselves at even greater risk from these devastating cyber-threats.  A DDoS attack, whether volumetric in nature or even application targeted, can lead to disastrous repercussions; latency issues, service degradation and potentially damaging and long-lasting service outages. Thankfully in this case the outcome was not a threat to the public at large, however the service impacting nature of the attack requires dedicated, real-time DDoS protection.”