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DDoS Attacks and Defenses, University of Colorado System

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About this Course

In this MOOC, you will learn the history of DDoS attacks and analyze new Mirai IoT Malware and perform source code analysis. you will be provided with a brief overview of DDoS Defense techniques. You learn an Autonomous Anti-DDoS Network called A2D2 for small/medium size organizations to deal with DDoS attacks. A2D2 uses Linux Firewall Rate limiting and Class Based Queueing, and subnet flood detection to handle various DDoS traffic types. You learn the new Intrusion tolerance paradigm with proxy-based multipath routing for DDoS defense. By developing and deploying such a new security mechanism, you can improve performance and reliability of the system at the same time and it does not have to be just an overhead. By the end of this course, you should be able to analyze new DDoS malware, collect forensic evidences, deploy firewall features to reduce the impact of DDoS on your system and develop strategies for dealing with future DDoS attacks. For the pre-requisites, we recommend the learners take the Design and Analyze Secure Networked Systems course to learn the basic security concepts and principles and take the Secure Networked System with Firewall and IDS courses to learn the basic firewall and IDS systems....

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May 16, 2019

Mr. Chow is a really good instructor. Definitely worth it.

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By Ionut MIhai Chelalau

May 16, 2019

Mr. Chow is a really good instructor. Definitely worth it.

By Federico Fernando Caceres

Apr 19, 2019

Really productive.

By Harshvardhan Walia

Apr 15, 2019

I am currently in college and my college doesn't have many cybersec courses. This one is great for beginners and is easy to understand if you give it time. Despite getting you used to the terminology used when handling DDoS attacks, it will teach you the methodologies used to mitigate, thwart or tolerate them. It won't teach you step-by-step how to implement those, but it isn't hard to learn it yourself if you're curious enough.

By Marko Kelemen

Apr 05, 2019

unfortunately I did not understand that English dialect.

It was difficult for me to understand what he was talking about. The automatic subtitle does not recognize a lot of words. Most of information in course are outdated.

By Kuba

Nov 18, 2018

It is a very interesting course. Although most of the materials are quite old, surprisingly, they are still valid. The information is practical and detailed. You can check the Linux commands yourself.

By Harsh Thakur

Nov 06, 2018

Please add some practical task and improve some Docs. like don't add pdf of 170+ pages no one is going to read them ,add as more as Videos