Low Orbit Cyber Attacks: A Constant Threat to Small Business Websites

Low orbit cyber attacks are distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that use a large number of compromised devices to flood the target network with traffic to overwhelm it and make it unavailable to legitimate users. These attacks are called “low orbit” because the attacking devices are typically low-power devices connected to the internet through satellite connections or other low-orbit communications systems.

To protect your network from low-orbit cyber attacks, here are ten steps you can take:

  1. Use a cloud-based DDoS protection service.
  2. Use a content delivery network (CDN).
  3. Use rate limiting.
  4. Use firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  5. Use network segmentation.
  6. Stay up to date with patches and updates.
  7. Use strong, unique passwords and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever possible.
  8. Monitor your network for unusual activity.
  9. Use a web application firewall (WAF).
  10. Train your employees about cybersecurity and how to identify and report potential attacks.

It’s important to remember that no single solution can completely protect your network from low-orbit cyber attacks. It’s essential to adopt a multi-layered approach to security and regularly review and update your security measures to ensure they are effective.