Denial of service : limiting the threat

Presentation by Charl van der Walt at INFO SEC Africa 2001.

The presentation begins with a case study of a DoS attack launched on a number of high profile sites by the Canadian teen ""Mafiaboy"". An explanation of DoS and DDoS given and the impact of DDoS in South Africa is also discussed. The presentation ends with a series of discussions on DDoS countermeasures.