Slow flooding attack detection in cloud using change point detection approach
Keywords:Flooding Attacks, HTTP(S), DDOS Attack, Threshold, Cloud
Cloud computing is one of the high-demand services and prone to numerous types of attacks due to its Internet based backbone. Flooding based attack is one such type of attack over the cloud that exhausts the numerous resources and services of an individual or an enterprise by way of sending useless huge traffic. The nature of this traffic may be of slow or fast type. Flooding attacks are caused by way of sending massive volume of packets of TCP, UDP, ICMP traffic and HTTP Posts. The legitimate volume of traffic is suppressed and lost in traffic flooding traffics. Early detection of such attacks helps in minimization of the unauthorized utilization of resources on the target machine. Various inbuilt load balancing and scalability options to absorb flooding attacks are in use by cloud service providers up to ample extent still to maintain QoS at the same time by cloud service providers is a challenge. In this proposed technique. Change Point detection approach is proposed here to detect flooding DDOS attacks in cloud which are based on the continuous variant pattern of voluminous (flooding) traffic and is calculated by using various traffic data based metrics that are primary and computed in nature. Golden ration is used to compute the threshold and this threshold is further used along with the computed metric values of normal and malicious traffic for flooding attack detection. Traffic of websites is observed by using remote java script.
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