Denial of service (DoS) attacks over cloud environment: A literature survey

M. Thangavel, S. Nithya, R. Sindhuja

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Cloud computing is the fastest growing technology in today's world. Cloud services provide pay as go models on capacity or usage. For providing better cloud services, capacity planning is very important. Proper capacity planning will maximize efficiency and on the other side proper control over the resources will help to overcome from attacks. As the technology develops in one side, threats and vulnerabilities to security also increases on the other side. A complete analysis of Denial of Service (DOS) attacks in cloud computing and how are they done in the cloud environment and the impact of reduced capacity in cloud causes greater significance. Among all the cloud computing attacks, DOS is a major threat to the cloud environment. In this book chapter, we are going to discuss DOS attack in the cloud and its types, what are the tools used to perform DOS attack and how they are detected and prevented. Finally it deals with the measures to protect the cloud services from DOS attack and also penetration testing for DOS attack.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing Cloud Database Systems and Capacity Planning With Dynamic Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781522520146
ISBN (Print)9781522520139
Publication statusPublished - Jan 5 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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