The CERT Coordination Center is proud to announce the publication of Internet Denial of Service: Attack and Defense Mechanisms, co-written by CERT researcher Sven Dietrich and published by Prentice Hall PTR.
Suddenly your Web server becomes unavailable. When you investigate, you realize that a flood of packets is surging into your network. You have just become one of the hundreds of thousands of victims of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, a pervasive and growing threat to the Internet. What do you do?
Internet Denial of Service sheds light on a complex and fascinating form of computer attack that impacts the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of millions of computers worldwide. It tells the network administrator, corporate chief technical officer, incident responder, and student how DDoS attacks are prepared and executed, how to think about DDoS, and how to arrange computer and network defenses. It also provides a suite of actions that can be taken before, during, and after an attack.