The national anti-DDoS coalition came into being in 2018 as an initiative to enable organisations from different sectors to work together in the fight against DDoS. The members of the coalition share knowledge and collaborate in ongoing research projects. In this way, the participating organisations form a united front in the fight against DDoS.

The National Anti-DDoS Coalition is a joint initiative of the following parties: AMS-IX, KPN, Police, SURF, DNB, SIDN, Nationaal Cyber Security Centrum, Betaalvereniging Nederland, Universiteit Twente, NL-ix, Belastingdienst, Agentschap Telecom, Stichting Digitale Infrastructuur Nederland, Stichting NBIP, VodafoneZiggo and VNO-NCW.

Five project groups

Each project group deals with a specific theme around DDoS. Specialists from different organisations participate in each project group. Companies and organisations benefit from the clustering of knowledge in the various project groups in the field of DDoS mitigation.

Project group Communication and Visibility

The project group Communication and Visibility aims to communicate information from the project groups through the channels of the participating parties. This project group will also stimulate as much as possible all processes concerning communication within and between the other project groups. This project group will also take initiatives to improve visibility and communication on the subject of DDoS.

Project group Clearing House

The Clearing House project group will set up a technical environment to automatically exchange descriptions of DDoS attacks (also known as DDoS fingerprints) with service and network providers. In this way, parties involved will be able to work together proactively and make a fist against DDoS attacks. The Clearing House project group has a number of objectives, including setting up a working prototype of the DDoS Clearing House in the Netherlands and adding extensions to the DDoS-DB software. Also the sharing of data between partners, the design of a high quality technical infrastructure and the exchange of knowledge and information between the Clearing Houses in Europe are among the objectives.

Project group Exercise

The purpose of the project group Exercise is to practice with DDoS attacks. The exercises will take place in collaboration with the National Response Network (NRN), a partnership that aims to collectively respond better to incidents in the area of cyber security. In this context, the various participating parties will share their resources. This will create more opportunities to deal with DDoS attacks.

Project group Cross-sector Collaboration

The objective of the project group Cross-sectoral Collaboration is to pool the knowledge of the participating parties in order to serve different sectors in the field of DDoS control. Sooner or later every sector in B2B will have to deal with DDoS attacks. Not every sector has knowledge about combating and mitigating DDoS attacks.

Project group Basic Agreements and Measures

The project group Basic Agreements and Measures will focus on identifying target groups suffering from DDoS attacks. The project group will also consider (possible) legislation that plays a role in the fight against DDoS attacks.