This post was written by Radic Davydov, CEO and founder of ReliableSite. If you're in the internet or hosting industry, you might feel like DDoS threats and attacks are becoming a regular part of business. When I started ReliableSite, we were a web hosting provider. Ten years later, it seems we are becoming a security company for our customers as well. There are weekly news stories about DDoS attacks and security breaches. Every major site has gone through a DDoS attack, was taken offline, and then invested a great deal of money into specialized protection because of a single incident. Those news stories typically make it seem like only the really popular websites are targeted. What would the incentive be for someone to target a smaller site? Money! These “hacker” groups need a way to fund themselves and their activities as resources, rent, and internet bills tend to pile up quickly.