|Student:||José Jair Cardoso de Santanna|
|Title:||Detection and mitigation of DNS-based DDoS attack|
|Affiliation:||University of Twente, DACS group|
|Supervisor:||Dr. Ir. Aiko Pras|
|Start:||15 March 2013|
|End:||15 March 2017|
Ph.D. project description
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks exploit various weakness of servers/hosts to exhaust all of their communication and computing resources. These attacks are even more powerful when the attack is carried on by a large number of compromised hosts organized in a botnet. For example, the most powerful DDoS strike in history, that generated around 300 Gbps, was performed against the Spamhaus company, and it involved a huge number of bots exploiting weakness of DNS service. Banking institutions, security companies, in general any device connected with the Internet can be a potential target of this kind of attacks. The goal of this research is to propose a reliable and scalable solution for DNS-based DDoS attack detection. Our research will be strongly backed-up by network measurements in operational settings. For this reasons, this research will be conducted in close collaboration with network operators, for example the Dutch Research and Education Network (SURFnet).
Jair is currently a Ph.D. student at the Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) group, which is part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) at the University of Twente. He holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science (2012) from the Informatics Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, where he worked for more than two years at the Computer Networks Group in projects such as Management of Hybrid Networks (HyMan). He also holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineer (2010) from the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil.