As businesses invest in an increasing number of connected  Internet of Things (IoT) devices, security is a greater issue than ever. Neustar, a cloud-based information and analytics firm, recently surveyed more than 1,000 technology executives from around the world to gauge their preparedness to cyberattacks. More than 70 percent said their company had been victims of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, where hackers overload a network with requests to make it inaccessible to its intended users and perform data theft.  

The following infographic by content marketing agency Column Five and Neustar  shows how DDoS  attacks threaten cybersecurity, and how they can impact your company's bottom line.

Courtesy of Neustar and Column Five.