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Senior Design Project: Ddos Attack, Detection And Defense Simulation

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Conference

2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

Start Date

June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Security

Tagged Division

Information Systems

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

11.1115.1 - 11.1115.7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--919

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https://peer.asee.org/919

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Yu Cai Michigan Technological University

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Dr. Yu Cai is an assistant professor at School of Technology in Michigan Technological University. His research interests include network protocols, distributed systems and cyber security. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Colorado in 2005. He is a memeber of IEEE and ACM.

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Guy Hembroff Michigan Technological University

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Mr. Guy Hembroff is an Assistant Professor within Michigan Tech University's School of Technology Department. His research interests are within the areas of cyber security, network protocols, encryption methods, health-care security, and biometrics. He has six years of industrial experience as a systems engineer and advanced network engineer. Mr. Hembroff is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Computer Information Science.

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Senior Design Project: DDoS Attack, Detection and Defense Simulation

Abstract

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a rapidly growing threat to today’s Internet. Significant research works have been done in this area. It is vital to incorporate the latest research works in academic program to provide training and education to students and professionals for cyber security.

In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a senior design project named DDoS Attack, Detection and Defense Simulation. We aim to build a test bed and configure the network environment to simulate the “real-world” DDoS attack, detection and defense. We study several DDoS attack tools, as well as some commonly-used DDoS detection and defense software. We perform extensive tests, collect and analyze the experimental data, and draw our conclusions. This is an on-going project. Some preliminary results have been reported here.

The purpose of this project is to help students to apply their technical skills and knowledge on a “real world” project, and gain better understanding and more hands-on experience on Internet security, especially DDoS attack, detection and defense mechanisms.

1. Introduction

Network security is a topic gaining tremendous interests in today’s Information Technology world. The increasing frequency and severity of network attacks in recent years reveal some fundamental security issues of Internet environment. Significant efforts from university and industry have been made to improve computer and network security. It is vital to incorporate the latest research results in higher education and academic programs to provide training and education to college students and cyber security professionals.

College seniors in Computer Network & System Administration (CNSA) program [1] at Michigan Technological University are required to complete a capstone senior design project during their final year. The senior design project affords students the opportunity to apply their individual technical skills and knowledge on a real world project, as well as develop their problem solving skills, communication skills, and teamwork skills.

DDoS attack has become a rapidly growing threat to today’s Internet. A large number of DDoS detection and defense mechanisms have been proposed to combat the problem.

In this paper, we present the design and implementation of an Information Technology senior design project named DDoS Attack, Detection and Defense Simulation. In this project, we aim to set up test bed and configure the network environment to simulate the “real-world” DDoS attack, detection and defense mechanism. We test several DDoS attack software, as well as some leading DDoS detection and defense products and tools.

The purpose of this project is to help student gain better understanding and more hands-on experience on Internet security, especially DDoS attack, detection and defense mechanisms.

Cai, Y., & Hembroff, G. (2006, June), Senior Design Project: Ddos Attack, Detection And Defense Simulation Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--919

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