Ethical Hacking: Denial of Service

by Troy Hunt

Pluralsight is not an official partner or accredited training center of EC-Council. This course identifies various motivations, attack patterns, and defenses to help protect against the risk of DoS.

What you'll learn

Pluralsight is not an official partner or accredited training center of EC-Council. Denial of service attacks typically seek to render a service unavailable by flooding it with malicious traffic so that it becomes unresponsive to legitimate requests. In this course, Ethical Hacking: Denial of Service (part of the Ethical Hacking series), you'll look at the purposes of these attacks, ranging from disrupting gaming adversaries, to hacktivism, and to law enforcement by government agencies. You'll also explore various ways attacks are constructed and the weaknesses they exploit in order to be successful. Finally, you'll delve into defensive patterns to help protect services from malicious attacks. By the end of this course, you'll have a much better understanding of denial of service attacks and how to protect yourself from them.

About the author

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security. He's a regular conference speaker, frequent blogger at troyhunt.com and is the creator of the data breach notification service known as “Have I Been Pwned”.

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