Evaluation of Attacks and Countermeasures in Large Scale Networks

Chinnow, Joel, Bye, Rainer, Camtepe, Seyit Ahmet, Bsufka, Karsten, & Albayrak, Sahin (2011) Evaluation of Attacks and Countermeasures in Large Scale Networks. In Heiss, Hans-Ulrich, Pepper, Peter, Schlingloff, Holger, & Schneider, Joerg (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Informatics, Gesellschaft fuer Informatik e.V. (GI), Berlin, Germany.

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Abstract

Computer worms represent a serious threat for modern communication infrastructures. These epidemics can cause great damage such as financial losses or interruption of critical services which support lives of citizens. These worms can spread with a speed which prevents instant human intervention. Therefore automatic detection and mitigation techniques need to be developed. However, if these techniques are not designed and intensively tested in realistic environments, they may cause even more harm as they heavily interfere with high volume communication flows. We present a simulation model which allows studies of worm spread and counter measures in large scale multi-AS topologies with millions of IP addresses.

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ID Code: 58179
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 978-3-88579-286-4
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2013 01:19
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2013 01:19

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