Hold The Door

Let's conclude this chapter with a quick glance at what denial of service attacks are.

The future: Distributed denial of service attacks

Now that we went through a few common scenarios you might face within your career, it’s time to look at a type of attack that has garnered the most attention in recent years. It’s popular today due to the widespread adoption of both cloud computing and IoT devices, allowing attackers to create armies of loyal soldiers ready to wreak havoc within our networks.

They are distributed, they are many, they grow in intensity each and every year, and they represent a constant threat to public-facing companies on the internet; it’s time to look at DDoS attacks.

Let’s take a quick quiz to test your knowledge of situationals in the next lesson.

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