• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The application layer is another prime target for Denial of Service attacks. In this course, you'll explore common application layer DoS attacks like SlowLoris, the Reddit Hug of Death, and UDP app-layer attacks. With botnet traffic making up about 25% of all Internet traffic, they are a real cause for concern. You'll also learn about bots and botnets, including their purpose and common ways they are proliferated. Since Denial of Service attacks can cause so much havoc, you need to do all you can to defend against them. Finally, you'll explore commonly deployed DoS and DDoS defensive countermeasures, tools, and strategies. This course is one in a series that helps to prepare you for the Certified Ethical Hacker v11 (312-50) exam.

Learning Objectives

{"recognize the tool to perform a denial-of-service attack against a web application","recognize how to perform a SlowLoris attack","identify the type of module used by SlowLoris"}

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Threat Analysis
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management