“In addition to overloading mainstream services, it is not unusual for DDoS attacks to overwhelm security reporting systems, such as IPS/IDS or SIEM solutions. This presents new opportunities for cybercriminals to plant malware or steal sensitive data. As a result, any DDoS attack should also be reviewed for related data breach activity” Ashley Stephenson – CTO at Corero Network Security
About Ashley Stephenson
As Chief Technology Officer, Ashley Stephenson leads the company’s global DDoS mitigation solution strategy. A seasoned executive with a proven track record in the technology industry, he brings a notable record, having co-founded or led several technology companies as Chairman or CEO.
An IT industry executive and Internet technology entrepreneur, Stephenson has operating experience in the United States, Europe and Asia. As CTO he drives Corero’s global strategy, focusing on the company’s growth by capitalizing on its market leading real-time DDoS mitigation offerings and strong blue-chip customer base.
Previously, Stephenson was CEO of Reva Systems, acquired by ODIN, and Xedia Corporation, acquired by Lucent. He was awarded “CEO of the Year” by the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council for his work at Xedia Corp.
In recent years he has spent the majority of his time providing strategic advisory services on the evolution of the global IT market.