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Whether you work for an organisation with a dedicated server that only it uses, or a smaller organisation that makes use of a shared server, you can still be affected by Denial of Service attacks. You’ll need to know how to put protocols in place to protect against loss of income and reputation. This course will help you to understand how these attacks work and how to limit the damage they cause.
This course will show you how to recognise different types of Denial of Service attack and help you to understand how they work and the impact they have, along with explaining how to minimise the damage they can cause.
Don’t you just hate it when a website you’re trying to access keeps crashing? Sometimes this happens because lots of people are trying to do the same thing that you are, like snapping up an online deal or snagging tickets to this year’s hottest festival. But sometimes the cause is less about seeing great bands and more about cyber crime.
Denial of Service attacks happen when cybercriminals maliciously bombard a server with thousands of requests. This is done to stop a website from performing its intended function. It’s frustrating for customers and potentially harmful for the business being targeted. Luckily there are steps you can take to protect against Denial of Service attacks, so you and the organisation you work for don’t suffer.
Denial of Service attacks, or DOS attacks, can be difficult to get your head around. They’re sophisticated and utilise techniques most of us have never heard of. But we believe that knowledge is power. So, when we created this course, we were determined to explain Denial of Service attacks, or DOS attacks, in a way that demystifies them and the impact they can have. Take that, cyber criminals! We used examples that relate DOS attacks to real world scenarios, such as being unable to access a shop because the doors are blocked, to help learners understand DOS attacks and the impact they can have.
First-rate animation is used throughout the course to make the process of learning about DOS attacks fun and engaging. We feature the real-life horror of boxing day sales alongside actual zombies to ensure the learning is varied and light-hearted, even if DOS attacks themselves are no fun at all. With our combined approach of explaining how DOS attacks work, along with guidance about how organisations can protect themselves and a useful infographic to take away, this course is designed to empower learners to deny cyber criminals the chance to make life difficult.
Everyone has the right to learn and learner need can vary demanding on environment or disabilities. This course comes with transcripts so people have text options for an media, subtitles for all videos and is screen reader friendly with alternative text.
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