Arbor Networks created a data visualization on Monday that maps global distributed denial of service attacks with Google Ideas.
Using anonymous data from Arbor Networks’ ATLAS global threat monitoring system, Google Ideas allow users to explore historical trends in DDoS attacks, and make the connection to related daily news events.
Google Ideas, the ‘think/do tank’, looks at how technology can help people “confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression.” The Digital Attack Map was introduced on Monday at the Conflict in a Connected World summit, hosted by Google Ideas.
“The people at Google Ideas have really done an amazing job bringing Arbor’s global DDoS attack data to life,” Arbor Networks president Colin Doherty said. “The goal of this collaboration was to show what a global threat DDoS is and how DDoS can be used to suppress speech and threaten open access to information.”
Arbor Networks has been tracking the size and scope of DDoS attacks, and in its most recent report showed that the number of attacks monitored at over 20Gb/sec so far already growing by more than 350 percent over last year’s total numbers.