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About the 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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Jul 25, 2019

This course is one of the best course related to Network security. Additional resources were very useful especially the thesis about A2D2 network. Questions are also very nice and conceptual.


Aug 27, 2019

Need some updates with different content in the course. Really helpful to understand DDOS Attacks

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By Ahmed R I

Apr 23, 2020

Very Good

By Kaveh G

Sep 23, 2020

Good basic content but instructor hard to understand and the subtitles are not correct.

Needs updating of content and more recent examples.

By Mykhailo K

Apr 16, 2022

The given information is overall good, but the user experience of the tests is very bad due to many coursera bugs

By Jack C

Apr 30, 2021

Need a faster pace