PopVote: Assessing the Risk of DDoS (C)
In this series of case studies, students learn to identify, assess, and control the risks of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in a real-world situation. PopVote was the electronic voting system used by the Public Opinion Programme (POP) at the University of Hong Kong.
This case study consists of cases A, B, and C. Case C describes what actually happened to PopVote after AWS and UDomain, security system providers, withdrew their services.
Through use of the PopVote cases, students are expected to:
Become familiar with the key components of risk management in information security, including risk identification, risk assessment, and risk control.
Learn how to compare, contrast, and evaluate the options available to an organization when facing the imminent threat of a DDoS attack.
Choose risk-control strategies for business continuity and disaster recovery.
|Company/Organization||University of Hong Kong|
|Industry||university, cyber security, information system, information technology, public services|
|Major Discipline||Information Technology|
|Subject(s)||second-tier protection, Cyber attack, Distributed denial of service (DDoS), Domain name server (DNS), Firewall, NTP (Network Time Protocol) Attack, cloud security , phishing websites, Reflection Attack, risk assessment and management|
|Page count of the Case||7|
|Last Revision Date||2016-08-16|