So our website (clothing e-commerce startup) was recently attacked by an SYN flood initiated by a Chinese IP. It took almost a full day getting everything back up, reloading the database, copying images etc. - Needless to say, not a very pleasant experience and lost a lot of precious time.
Tech stack: Django 1.6.7/ Postgres / Nginx / Gunicorn / Elasticsearch
I want to know what all I can do to prevent something like this from happening again. Have already done the following steps, following the DO tutorials (they are great btw) at https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorial_series/new-ubuntu-14-04-server-checklist
Anything else I can do to prevent such a hack from happening again? Also do I need to install fail2ban given that root login is disabled and UFW rules are setup?
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