Suddenly your Web server becomes unavailable. When you investigate, you realize that a flood of packets is surging into your network. You have just become one of the hundreds of thousands of victims of a denial-of-service attack, a pervasive and growing threat to the Internet. What do you do? Internet Denial of Service sheds light on a complex and fascinating form of computer attack that impacts the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of millions of computers worldwide. It tells the network administrator, corporate CTO, incident responder, and student how DDoS attacks are prepared and executed, how to think about DDoS, and how to arrange computer and network defenses. It also provides a suite of actions that can be taken before, during, and after an attack.
Inside, you'll find comprehensive information on the following topics * How denial-of-service attacks are waged * How to improve your network's resilience to denial-of-service attacks * What to do when you are involved in a denial-of-service attack * The laws that apply to these attacks and their implications * How often denial-of-service attacks occur, how strong they are, and the kinds of damage they can cause * Real examples of denial-of-service attacks as experienced by the attacker, victim, and unwitting accomplices The authors' extensive experience in handling denial-of-service attacks and researching defense approaches is laid out clearly in practical, detailed terms.
Jelena Mirkovic has been an assistant professor at the University of Delaware since 2003. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she developed effective defenses against distributed denial-of-service attacks. Sven Dietrich is a member of the technical staff at the CERT Coordination Center, part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon CyLab, a university-wide cyber security research and education initiative. He has worked and published on DDoS since 1999. David Dittrich is a senior security engineer at the University of Washingtons Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity and a founding member of the Honeynet Project. He published the first detailed technical analyses of DDoS tools in 1999, and maintains the largest Web page on the subject. Peter Reiher is an adjunct associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research includes defenses against denial-of-service attacks.
Foreword. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. 1. Introduction. DoS and DdoS Why Should We Care? What Is This Book? Who Is This Book For? What Can This Book Help You Do? Outline of the Remaining Chapters 2. Understanding Denial of Service. The Ulterior Motive Meet the Attackers Behind the Scenes Distribution Effects DDoS: Hype or Reality? How Vulnerable Are You to DDoS? 3. History of DoS and DDoS. Motivation Design Principles of the Internet DoS and DDoS Evolution 4. How Attacks Are Waged. Recruitment of the Agent Network Controlling the DDoS Agent Network Semantic Levels of DDoS Attacks Attack Toolkits What Is IP Spoofing? DDoS Attack Trends 5. An Overview of DDoS Defenses. Why DDoS Is a Hard Problem DDoS Defense Challenges Prevention versus Protection and Reaction DDoS Defense Goals DDoS Defense Locations Defense Approaches 6. Detailed Defense Approaches. Thinking about Defenses General Strategy for DDoS Defense Preparing to Handle a DDoS Attack Handling an Ongoing DDoS Attack as a Target Handling an Ongoing DDoS Attack as a Source Agreements/Understandings with Your ISP Analyzing DDoS tools 7. Survey of Research Defense Approaches. Pushback Traceback D-WARD NetBouncer Secure Overlay Services (SOS) Proof of Work DefCOM COSSACK Pi SIFF: An End-Host Capability Mechanism to Mitigate DDoS Flooding Attacks Hop-Count Filtering (HCF) Locality and Entropy Principles An Empirical Analysis of Target-Resident DoS Filters Research Prognosis 8. Legal Issues. Basics of the U.S. Legal System Laws That May Apply to DDoS Attacks Who Are the Victims of DDoS? How Often Is Legal Assistance Sought in DDoS Cases? Initiating Legal Proceedings as a Victim of DdoS Evidence Collection and Incident Response Procedures Estimating Damages Jurisdictional Issues Domestic Legal Issues International Legal Issues Self-Help Options A Few Words on Ethics Current Trends in International Cyber Law 9. Conclusions. Prognosis for DdoS Social, Moral, and Legal Issues Resources for Learning More Conclusion Appendix A. Glossary. Appendix B. Survey of Commercial Defense Approaches. Mazu Enforcer by Mazu Networks Peakflow by Arbor Networks WS Series Appliances by Webscreen Technologies Captus IPS by Captus Networks MANAnet Shield by CS3 Cisco Traffic Anomaly Detector XT and Cisco Guard XT StealthWatch by Lancope Summary Appendix C. DDoS Data. 2004 CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey Inferring Internet Denial-of-Service Activity A Framework for Classifying Denial-of- Service Attacks Observations and Experiences Tracking Denial-of-Service Attacks across a Regional ISP Report on the DDoS Attack on the DNS Root Servers Conclusion References. Index.
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