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A Survey of Denial-of-Service and Distributed Denial of Service Attacks and Defenses in Cloud Computing

Computer Engineering and Engineering Software, École Polytechnique de Montréal, QC H3T 1J4, Canada
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Future Internet 2017, 9(3), 43;
Received: 19 July 2017 / Revised: 1 August 2017 / Accepted: 1 August 2017 / Published: 5 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Collection Information Systems Security)
Cloud Computing is a computing model that allows ubiquitous, convenient and on-demand access to a shared pool of highly configurable resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services). Denial-of-Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks are serious threats to the Cloud services’ availability due to numerous new vulnerabilities introduced by the nature of the Cloud, such as multi-tenancy and resource sharing. In this paper, new types of DoS and DDoS attacks in Cloud Computing are explored, especially the XML-DoS and HTTP-DoS attacks, and some possible detection and mitigation techniques are examined. This survey also provides an overview of the existing defense solutions and investigates the experiments and metrics that are usually designed and used to evaluate their performance, which is helpful for the future research in the domain. View Full-Text
Keywords: cloud computing; denial-of-service; security; countermeasures cloud computing; denial-of-service; security; countermeasures
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Bonguet, A.; Bellaiche, M. A Survey of Denial-of-Service and Distributed Denial of Service Attacks and Defenses in Cloud Computing. Future Internet 2017, 9, 43.

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