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Distributed denial-of-service attack defense

Security expert Michael Cobb discusses the ins and outs of distributed denial-of-service attacks and how to properly defend against them.


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.

Watch the video, listen to the podcast, read the tech tip then take the quiz to see how much you have learned. Passing the quiz earns you one CPE credit from (ISC)².

View our Security School Course Catalog to view more lessons eligible for CPE credits.

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Distributed denial-of-service attack defense and prevention

Understanding the latest methods and motivations behind distributed denial-of-service attacks is key to an enterprise's ability to defeat and overcome them. However, more and more organizations still fall victim to these destructive attacks every year. In the following three lessons, security expert Michael Cobb discusses what DoS and DDoS attacks are, how to reduce the chances of becoming an attack victim, defense best practices, the reality behind DDoS prevention, and more.


Preparing for new DDoS techniques: Mitigating the inevitable attack

Attackers are using DDoS techniques that focus on IoT and IPv6. Learn how to build a response plan, select mitigation solutions and recover from an attack. Continue Reading


Planning for an IPv6 attack: DDoS, neighbor discovery threats and more

An IPv6 DDoS attacks are imminent, and your network security tools may not be configured for it. Expert Michael Cobb explains how enterprises can prepare its defenses. Continue Reading


New fundamentals of distributed denial-of-service attack defense

Defending against and defeating distributed denial-of-service attacks is challenging without proper training. This video highlights best practices that boost an enterprise's DDoS defense plan. Continue Reading


How to reduce the chances of distributed denial-of-service attacks

Distributed denial-of-service attacks are increasingly a menace for enterprises. Expert Michael Cobb discusses industry initiatives that can help enterprises reduce the occurrence and power of DDoS attacks. Continue Reading


The truth about distributed denial-of-service attack prevention

Can determined attackers be prevented from launching a distributed denial-of-service attack against an enterprise? In this Q&A, expert Michael Cobb discusses the reality of attack prevention and offers best practices for thwarting attacks. Continue Reading

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Test your DDoS attack knowledge

After watching the video, reading the tip and listening to the podcast, test what you've learned about distributed denial-of-service attacks with this exclusive quiz.

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