Detecting distributed Denial-of-Service attacks and Flash Events

Bhatia, Sajal (2013) Detecting distributed Denial-of-Service attacks and Flash Events. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis investigates and develops techniques for accurately detecting Internet-based Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Attacks where an adversary harnesses the power of thousands of compromised machines to disrupt the normal operations of a Web-service provider, resulting in significant down-time and financial losses. This thesis also develops methods to differentiate these attacks from similar-looking benign surges in web-traffic known as Flash Events (FEs). This thesis also addresses an intrinsic challenge in research associated with DDoS attacks, namely, the extreme scarcity of public domain datasets (due to legal and privacy issues) by developing techniques to realistically emulate DDoS attack and FE traffic.

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ID Code: 62031
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Mohay, George, Schmidt, Desmond, & Tickle, Alan
Keywords: Denial-of-Service, Distributed Denial-of-Service, Flash Events, Synthetic Traffic Generation, Modelling
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Aug 2013 05:18
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 04:46

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