DDoS Attacks and Defense Mechanisms: Classification and State-of-the-art.

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract Denial of Service (DoS) attacks constitute one of the major threats and among the hardest security problems in today’s Internet. Of particular concern are Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, whose impact can be proportionally severe. With little or no advance warning, a DDoS attack can easily exhaust the computing and communication resources of its victim within a short period of time. Because of the seriousness of the problem many defense mechanisms have been proposed to combat these attacks. This paper presents a structural approach to the DDoS problem by developing a classification of DDoS attacks and DDoS defense mechanisms. Furthermore, important features of each attack and defense system category are described and advantages and disadvantages of each proposed scheme are outlined. The goal of the paper is to place some order into the existing attack and defense mechanisms, so that a better understanding of DDoS attacks can be achieved and subsequently more efficient and effective algorithms, techniques and procedures to combat these attacks may be developed.
Authors Douligeris, Christos & Mitrokotsa, Aikaterini
Journal or Publication Title Computer Networks
Language English
Keywords DoS attacks, DDoS attacks, Defenses, Network security, Intrusion detection
Subjects computer science
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 5 April 2004
Publisher Elsevier
Volume 44
Number 5
Page Range 643-666
Number of Pages 24
ISSN 1389-1286
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2003.10.003
Official URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
Depositing User Eriane Breu
Date Deposited 08 Apr 2021 12:55
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:45
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/262960


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Douligeris, Christos & Mitrokotsa, Aikaterini (2004) DDoS Attacks and Defense Mechanisms: Classification and State-of-the-art. Computer Networks, 44 (5). 643-666. ISSN 1389-1286


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