Nasereddin M, Nakip M, Gelenbe E. 2023. Measurement Based Evaluation and Mitigation of Flood Attacks on a LAN Test-Bed. IEEE LCN 2023.


The 48th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks 2023 (IEEE  LCN 2023), 2-5 October 2023, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

Nasereddin M, Nakip M, Gelenbe E.

The IoT is vulnerable to network attacks, and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) can provide high attack detection accuracy and are easily installed in IoT Servers. However, IDS are seldom evaluated in operational conditions which are seriously impaired by attack overload. Thus a Local Area Network test-bed  is used to evaluate the impact of UDP Flood Attacks on an IoT Server, whose first line of defence is an accurate IDS. We show that attacks overload the multi-core Server and paralyze its IDS. Thus a mitigation scheme that detects attacks rapidly, and drops packets within milli-seconds after the attack begins, is proposed and experimentally evaluated.

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