Simulating DDOS attacks on the us fiber-optics internet infrastructure

Kumar, S and Carley, K M (2017) Simulating DDOS attacks on the us fiber-optics internet infrastructure. In: 2017 Winter Simulation Conference.

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Network-based attacks like the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are not new, but we are beginning to see attacks of unprecedented scale. Examples of such attacks include the 2016 attack on DYN INC that crippled a part of the Internet for hours, and the attack on Liberia, which partially brought down the African nation. Limitations in identifying vulnerable Internet infrastructure and testing possible defense strategies are a part of the problem. We need a simulation testbed that can reflect the complexity of the Internet, yet allows to swiftly test attacks, providing insights that can apply to real-world attack scenarios. In this research, we have designed a test-bed that mirrors the Internet infrastructure of the US and can simulate the Internet traffic flow patterns for different attack targets. We also estimate the degradation in the quality-of-service and the number of users impacted in two attack scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The research article was published by the author with the affiliation of Carnegie Mellon University
Subjects: Information Systems
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2023 17:20
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2023 17:20

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