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Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

Monitoring and Managing Cloud Computing Security using Denial of Service Bandwidth Allowance

Research Areas: Network Security

Principal Investigator: Bharat Bhargava

Over the next decade, cloud computing has a good chance of becoming a widely used technology. However, many
challenges face the cloud to be overcome before the average user or business team will trust their vital information with a cloud server. Most of these challenges tie into developing sound security measures for the cloud. One of the largest security
obstacles is how to defend againt a Denial of Service (DOS) or Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks from taking down a cloud server. DOS attacks are nothing new; many strategies have been proposed and tested against DOS attacks on networks. However, none have been able to completely prevent DOSattacks. The search continues for an effective solution to keep data available to legitimate users who need it when the cloud network that stores that data is the target of a DOS attack. The method proposed (DOSBAD) in this paper will explain how effectively detecting the bandwidth limit of a cloud network and the bandwidth currently in use to know when a DOS is beginning.

Personnel

Other PIs: Biswajit Panja, Univ of Michigan , Flint

Keywords: Cloud computing