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Denial of Service (DoS)

Denial-of-Service (DoS) is an attack meant to shut down a machine or network, making it inaccessible to its intended users. DoS attacks typically accomplish this by flooding the target with traffic which causes a crash. To reduce the chances of this happening, refer to the list below.

1. Assess your network resources and connectivity to see what it would take to overload them.
2. Seek from your ISP what DoS mitigations can be put in place and where applicable deploy a Content Delivery Network for web-based services
3. Plan for automatic scaling to allow for this attack. This can be delivered through data centres or cloud-native applications.
4. Develop a robust incident response plan.
5. Test and monitor your services so you can quickly spot when an attack is underway.