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Chapter 1 Denial of Service > General Advice

General Advice

Before we get into the details of defending yourself against a DDoS attack, here are a few pieces of general advice:

• If you are the victim of a DDoS attack, save your traffic logs, record everything you observe, and keep a record of everything you do. This is essential if you intend to work with law enforcement to try to track down the intruder, but also provides a record you can use after the attack to better understand what happened and how you can better defend your network in the future.

• Keep yourself up to date on DDoS attack methods and defenses. New articles are routinely published and contain trends and other information to help you better plan and update your network defenses.

• Monitor your network for vulnerable systems. Running tools like Nessus and Nmap (see the “Recruitment” section) can help you quickly identify vulnerable systems on your network.


  

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