Methodologies for evaluating game theoretic defense against DDOS attacks

Tanmay Khirwadkar, Kien C. Nguyen, David M. Nicol, Tamer Başar

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on the Internet are used by attackers to be a nuisance, make a political statement (e.g. the 2009 attack against Estonia), or as a weapon of an Internet extortionist. Effective defense against these is a crucial study area, where advanced simulation techniques play a critical role, because of the enormous number of events involved. This paper considers a methodology for evaluating a game-theoretic defense against DDoS. We first describe a basic form of the defense, note the performance limitations suffered by a naive implementation, and then consider methodologies in which a parallelized approach may accelerate performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Dec 5 2010Dec 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2010 43rd Winter Simulation Conference, WSC'10
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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