Detecting pulsing denial-of-service attacks based on the bandwidth usage condition

Hiroshi Tsunoda, Kenjirou Arai, Yuji Waizumi, Nirwan Ansari, Yoshiaki Nemoto

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Pulsing Denial-of-Service (PDoS) attacks seriously degrade the throughput of TCP flows and consequently pose a grave detrimental effect on network performance. The fact that they generate less traffic than traditional flood-based attacks makes PDoS detection more difficult. Most of the conventional PDoS detection shemes focus on the periodical pattern of the pulse trains. Therefore, attackers can easily escape the detection system by merely controlling the timing of pulse transmission. In this paper, we propose a novel and robust PDoS detection method which capitalizes on the bandwidth usage condition of network traffic in distinguishing the congestion due to normal traffic from that due to PDoS attacks. Simulation experiments have demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed scheme in detecting PDoS attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2008 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 12
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2008 May 192008 May 23

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


OtherIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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