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Past Project

DDoS research project

The Berkman Center's Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) research project seeks to understand the ways in which DDoS attacks are becoming a popular technique for limiting access to independent media and human rights sites across the web.

The project has spent several months surveying organizations that might be targeted by DDoS attacks, learning whether and how they’ve been attacked, and conducting follow-up interviews with organizations who have suffered DDoS.

Based on findings from the survey and interview process, the team plans to release a report which will include a set of recommendations that websites can undertake to fend off DDoS attacks.

This project is supported in part by the Open Society Institute.
 


Publications 01

Monday, Dec 20, 2010

2010 Report on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks

This paper evaluates the impact of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on independent media and human rights sites in nine countries, as well as the broader impact of… More


News 02

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011

Questions for Secretary Clinton concerning "Internet freedom"

Faculty associate Matthew Hindman provoked an energetic email exchange among members of the extended Berkman Center community today, in anticipation of Secretary Clinton's … More

Monday, Dec 20, 2010

Report: "Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media and Human Rights Sites"

The Berkman Center is pleased to share a new report from the DDoS research project: "Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media and Human Rights Sites," in… More


Events 01

Jan 25, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media and Human Rights Sites

Ethan Zuckerman, Hal Roberts, and Jillian C. York

Ethan Zuckerman, Hal Roberts, and Jillian C. York will discuss the recently released Berkman Center report on "Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Independent Media and… More


People 05

Team

Rob Faris

Staff

John Palfrey

Director

Ethan Zuckerman

Fellows Advisory Board

Hal Roberts

Fellow