Protecting Internet services from low-rate DoS attacks

Yajuan Tang, Xiapu Luo, Kow Chuen Chang

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Abstract

Feedback control is an important element in the engineering of stable Internet services. However, feedback channels are vulnerable to various Internet attacks. This paper shows analytically that the recently proposed low-rate denial-of-service (DoS) attacks can degrade Internet services by generating intermittent false feedback signals. The effectiveness of the attacks is evaluated using a control-theoretic approach for a general feedback control system and detailed analysis for a specific system. A nonparametric algorithm based on changes in traffic distribution is proposed for detecting attacks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Infrastructure Protection
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages251-265
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780387754611
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Event1st Annual IFIP Working Group 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection - Hanover, NH, United States
Duration: 19 Mar 200721 Mar 2007

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume253
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference1st Annual IFIP Working Group 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHanover, NH
Period19/03/0721/03/07

Keywords

  • Countermeasures
  • Detection
  • Feedback control
  • Low-rate DoS attacks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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