A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety of important resources, from banks to news websites, and present a major challenge to making sure people can publish and access important information.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
Application security focuses on the security and interactions of applications. Most information security focuses on observability or firewalling assets from external threat actors. Application security focuses on protecting the application and data directly from bad-actors who are attempting to compromise the system through the application's externally facing elements.