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2 CPE Credits

DoS Attacks and Defense

Denial of Service (DoS) attacks are increasing in regularity and sophistication. These attacks can have massive negative impacts to an organization. As this threat vector continues to grow, it is important to understand how they work, and the tools and processes needed to keep your organization safe. DoS attacks can result in loss of revenue, brand damage, and a loss of customer trust. Security practitioners need to be able to build effective defense solutions. This hands-on lab is designed to help you better understand how these attacks work, how they are deployed and the mechanisms you can implement to protect your organization.


  • Launch and Detect a TCP SYN Flood Attack
  • Mitigate a TCP SYN Flood Attack
  • Application Layer DoS Attack
  • Mitigating Slowloris Attacks
  • DNS Amplification Attacks

Who Should Take This Course:

Security practitioners, incident responders, or anyone hoping to learn more about how DoS attacks are performed, executed, and defended against. Prior to taking this course you should have familiarity using the Unix/Linux command line and a working understanding of networking and filtering concepts (TCP/IP, DNS, etc.), and basic web application knowledge (HTTP, URL parameters, etc.)

About This Course:

Lab content within this course takes place within a Linux virtual machine environment. Learners are introduced to each section of the lab and will have the ability to work through the entire lab at their own pace. Learners will have seven days to work through the lab before progress resets. To receive a certificate of completion and earn 2 Group A CPE credits towards (ISC)² credentials, all objectives within the virtual lab environment must be met, a course evaluation completed and a score of 70% or higher on the final assessment.