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Security School: Defending Against DDoS Attacks
One of the biggest issues in defending against denial-of-service (DoS) attacks is that attackers' rapidly evolving techniques make it difficult to identify the best defense against them. What kind of offering should you go with? A dedicated, on-premises device? Or the cloud? Or both? Cloud providers say you can proxy your traffic through their services, but there are pros and cons, and an on-premise device can be an expensive hassle that may never bear ROI. This Security School lesson reviews recent cases of DOS attacks, what happened and why, and the lessons you can learn in devising the best DoS defense.
Michael Cobb 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.