Denial-of-service attacks seek to disrupt the availability of a system, preventing authorized individuals from gaining legitimate access to the system or information that it contains. In this video, learn about the ways that attackers engage in denial of service attacks.
- [Instructor] Denial of service attacks…are a category of attack that disrupts the normal use…of computing resources.…The CIA triad describes the three goals…of information security professionals,…confidentiality, integrity and availability.…Most of the attack techniques used by hackers…focus on undermining the confidentiality…or integrity of data.…By far, the most common motivation of an attacker…is to steal sensitive information,…such as credit card numbers or Social Security numbers.…
Attackers might also wish to alter information…in an unauthorized fashion, such as increasing…bank account balances or defacing a website.…Some attacks, however, focus on disrupting…the legitimate use of a system.…Unlike other attacks, these target the availability leg…of the CIA triad.…We call these attacks denial of service, or DOS, attacks.…A denial of service attack is an attack…that makes a system or resource unavailable…to legitimate users.…
It sends thousands or even millions of requests…to a server, overwhelming it and making it unable…
Note: This course is part of a series releasing throughout 2018. A completed learning path of the series will be available once all the courses are released.
- How IP addresses are assigned and managed
- Multilayer protocols
- VPNs and VPN concentrators
- Designing secure networks
- Firewall management techniques
- Maintaining network availability
- Software defined networking (SDN)
- Port isolation
- Network attacks
- How Wi-Fi networks function
- WPA, WPS, and propagation attacks
- Host-based network security control
Skill Level Advanced
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Appropriate for all
1. TCP/IP Networking
2. Network Security Devices
3. Designing Secure Networks
4. Specialized Networking
5. Secure Network Management
6. Virtualized Networks
Port isolation1m 47s
7. Network Attacks
8. Transport Encryption
9. Wireless Networking
10. Host Security
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