An energy efficient TCP DoS attacks mitigation method in cloud computing

Sahi, Aqeel and Lai, David and Li, Yan (2017) An energy efficient TCP DoS attacks mitigation method in cloud computing. In: 1st MoHESR and HCED Iraqi Scholars Conference in Australasia 2017 (ISCA 2017), 5-6 Dec 2017, Melbourne, Australia.


Cloud computing is a model which provides an easy, cheap, and flexible technological services. However, it poses some security problems. One of the most common security problems is the TCP DoS attack. This attack threatens any cloud in terms of energy consumption and resources exhaustion. In this paper, we propose a method to mitigate the DoS attacks in a cloud by reducing excessive energy consumption via limiting the number of packets. Instead of system shutdown, the proposed method ensures the availability of service. The proposed method can better manage the incoming packets by dropping packets from the most frequent requesting sources. This method shows that it can process 98.4% of the accepted packets during an attack. Furthermore, it is proved that dropping the most frequent requesting sources will always save more energy than not dropping when under attacks.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2017 Swinburne University of Technology.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 06:47
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 06:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: cloud computing, TCP DoS attacks, energy consumption
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications

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