Keywords and Phrases

Statistical defense

Abstract

"Components of the critical infrastructure of any system are natural targets for attack. Any inherent weakness of such components can potentially expose the entire system to vulnerability. The Domain Name System (DNS) is one component of the proper functioning of the Internet. Although DNS is a relatively simple, isolated component, it serves as a straightforward example for the study of distributed systems in general, and as such, we have explored properties of DNS to examine how enterprise-scale, critical infrastructure components are vulnerable to attack, what protections are afforded to defenders of such components, the inherent weaknesses of such systems, and what natural defenses are available to safeguard them and ensure the availability of these systems. Each of the works in this thesis analyzes some aspect of our efforts in this regard"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

McMillin, Bruce M.
Thakur, Mayur

Committee Member(s)

Miller, Ann K.

Department(s)

Computer Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Science

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Game-theoretic framework for bandwidth attacks and statistical defenses
  • Preprocessing DNS log data for effective data mining

Pagination

x, 53 pages

Rights

© 2008 Mark E. Snyder, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Data mining
Internet -- Security measures
Internet addresses
Internet domain names

Thesis Number

T 9447

Print OCLC #

313368645

Electronic OCLC #

298460585

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