Uncontrolled Resource consumption occurs when software does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of limited resources such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This course introduces ways to identify and mitigate this security weakness, referenced as CWE-400 by the 2020 CWE Top 25.
On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:
- Require target systems recognize attacks and deny further access for a given amount of time
- Uniformly throttle all requests in order to make it more difficult to consume resources more quickly than they can again be freed
- Ensure that protocols have specific limits of scale placed on them
- Ensure that all failures in resource allocation place the system into a safe posture