Distributed Denial of Service
Distributed Denial of Service (short: DDOS) is an organized attack on a system. The attack is realized by a high number of various systems that are penetrating into another system at the same time. The single system is not prepared and also not equipped for this high number of accesses and crashes. As a result of the failure, system users of the attacked system are not longer able to access their own system and initial available services are not working anymore.Why this is interesting for a Chief Digital Officer (CDO)?
Cyber security is one of the most important topics for IT responsibles. Despite the fact that the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is not responsible for this, he should be involved by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) into these topics.
See also (glossary Cyber security):
- Cyber security
- Bug Bounty
- Computer virus
- Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS)
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
- Single Sign On (SSO)