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.
- [Narrator] 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…
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- TCP/IP networking
- Network security devices
- Switches and routers
- Content distribution networks
- Storage networks
- Securing networks
- Network attacks
- Wireless networking and security
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 07/27/2018. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover network relationships and security device placement.
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
Networks and communications1m 31s
1. TCP/IP Networking
2. Network Security Devices
3. Designing Secure Networks
4. Specialized Networking
5. Secure Network Management
6. Network Attacks
7. Wireless Networking
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