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Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, IEEE International Symposium on (2006)
Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA
Sept. 29, 2006 to Oct. 1, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2539-3
pp: 163-170
Zhaoyu Liu , University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Roopesh Uppala , University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Increased sophistication of present day worms leading to large scale Denial of Service attacks on vital installations has been a source of concern. Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Prevention Systems provide a limited solution to a concurrent problem. Proactive preemptive techniques employed by Intrusion Prevention Systems are more effective than the reactive techniques employed by Intrusion Detection Systems. However these techniques are not adequate to counter a large scale distributed denial of service attacks. <p>In this paper, we propose a countermeasure which uses dynamic agents to mitigate Denial of Service attacks. These Dynamics Agents are called Gnipper vaccine. Gnipper vaccine provides an effective technique capable of providing an enterprise-wide response. Gnipper vaccine is an agent which resides on the host computer capable of dropping any malicious packets. The vaccine propagates one hop at a time towards the source of the attacker.</p>

R. Uppala and Z. Liu, "A Dynamic Countermeasure Method for Large-Scale Network Attacks," 2006 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing(DASC), Indianapolis, IN, 2006, pp. 163-170.
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