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Distributed denial-of-service attack defense

Last updated:August 2014

Editor's note

One of the biggest issues in defending against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks is that attackers' rapidly evolving techniques make it difficult to identify the best defense against them.

This Security School lesson featuring guest instructor Michael Cobb reviews recent cases of DDoS attacks, what happened and why, and the lessons you can learn in devising the best DDoS defense.

About the author: Michael Cobb, CISSP-ISSAP, is a renowned security author with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has a passion for making IT security best practices easier to understand and achievable. He co-authored the book IIS Security and has written many technical articles for leading IT publications. Mike has also been a Microsoft Certified Database Manager and registered consultant with the CESG Listed Advisor Scheme (CLAS).

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