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What is Distributed SYN-Flood Attack

Handbook of Research on Emerging Developments in Data Privacy
A SYN-flood attack implemented in a distributed fashion. This is one of the most dangerous distributed denial of service attacks known.
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An Auto-Reclosing-Based Intrusion Detection Technique for Enterprise Networks
Nana K. Ampah (Jacobs Engineering Group, USA) and Cajetan M. Akujuobi (Prairie View A&M University, USA)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7381-6.ch017
Designing, planning, and managing telecommunication, industrial control, and enterprise networks with special emphasis on effectiveness, efficiency, and reliability without considering security planning, management, and constraints have made them vulnerable. They have become more vulnerable due to their recent connectivity to open networks with the intention of establishing decentralized management and remote control. Existing Intrusion Prevention and Detection Systems (IPS and IDS) do not guarantee absolute security. The new IDS, which employs both signature-based and anomaly detection as its analysis strategies, will be able to detect both known and unknown attacks and further isolate them. Auto-reclosing techniques used on long rural power lines and multi-resolution techniques were used in developing this IDS, which will help update existing IPSs. It should effectively block Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) based on SNY-flood attacks and help eliminate four out of the five major limitations of existing IDSs and IPSs.
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