A denial-of-service (DoS) attack is a cyberattack in which cybercriminals disrupt the service of an internet-connected host to its intended users. This is done by sending the targeted network or server a constant flood of traffic, such as fraudulent requests, which overwhelms the system and prevents it from processing legitimate traffic.
Infrastructure as code (IaC) security is the embedding of consistent, scalable cloud security coverage that helps to detect misconfiguration in code early in the software development life cycle to prevent vulnerabilities at runtime. It enables organizations to enforce security measures in IaC templates throughout their life cycle, be it in code repositories, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools, or as early as the developer IDE.
Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) is a method of wide area networking (WAN) that routes traffic using labels—not network addresses—to determine the shortest possible path for packet forwarding. It labels each data packet and controls the path it follows rather than sending it from router to router through packet switching. It’s intended to minimize downtime, improve quality of service (QoS), and ensure traffic moves as quickly as possible.
A shared responsibility model is a cloud security and risk framework that delineates which cybersecurity processes and responsibilities lie with a cloud service provider (CSP) and which lie with the customer. With more IT architectures moving to the cloud, a shared responsibility model promotes tighter security and establishes accountability as it relates to the security of the cloud.
Spear phishing is a type of cyberattack that uses "social engineering" techniques through email or other messaging to deceive a specific individual into divulging sensitive information, downloading ransomware or other malware, and more. Spear phishing attacks use publicly available or stolen personal data and other information specific to their targets to make their deception more convincing than other broader phishing techniques.