Keywords and Phrases
"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.
McMillin, Bruce M.
Miller, Ann K.
M.S. in Computer Science
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- Game-theoretic framework for bandwidth attacks and statistical defenses
- Preprocessing DNS log data for effective data mining
x, 53 pages
© 2008 Mark E. Snyder, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Internet -- Security measures
Internet domain names
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Link to Catalog Record
Snyder, Mark Edward, "Critical infrastructure protection and the Domain Name Service (DNS) system" (2008). Masters Theses. 4638.