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Distributed Denial of Service

Preparing for and Responding to Denial-of-Service Attacks

Jan 4, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on how organisations can prepare themselves for a denial-of-service attack. In addition, it provides guidance on how they can respond if a denial-of-service attack does occur against one of their systems. . Introduction The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has developed this document to assist cyber security professionals, system administrators and network…
Distributed Denial of Service

Distributed Denial of Service

Jul 1, 2018 - The Australian Cyber Security Centre provides you with up-to-date advice on current threats and vulnerabilities, as well as guidance on mitigation and cyber security best practice. . What is a distributed denial of service attack? A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic. DDoS usually uses a network of…
Cyber threats

Common threat types

Jul 1, 2018 - The cyber threat to Australian individuals and organisations is undeniable, unrelenting and continues to grow. You could be a target even if you don't think the information held on your networks is valuable, or that your business would be of interest to cyber adversaries. Many organisations are at risk purely because they are vulnerable through unpatched software or unaware staff members. Common threats impacting…