Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 6, Pages: 1-5
Aboosaleh Mohammad Sharifi*1 , Saeed K. Amirgholipour1 , Mehdi Alirezanejad2 ,
1Department of Computer, Ramsar Branch
2 Department of Computer, Firuzkooh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Firuzkooh, Iran [email protected]*
*Author For Correspondence
Aboosaleh Mohammad Sharifi
Department of Computer, Firuzkooh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Firuzkooh, Iran
Email: [email protected]
Cloud computing is a distributed architecture that has shared resources, software, and information is provided to computers and other devices on a scalable platform and demand. Availability of the cloud services is one of the key security issues in it. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is an attack that threats the availability of the cloud services. In this paper, effect of the DDoS attack on the cloud is investigated. Therefore, a model for attack based on the DDoS is designed, and then we simulate a cloud system on the experimental environment. Experiments show that the cloud system is vulnerable to this attack. In order to confronting this attack, several solutions are proposed in this paper. We suggest load balancing and honeypots beside the intrusion detection systems (IDS) is used to defend from the attack.
Keywords. Cloud, DDoS Attack, IDS, Honeypot, Load Balancing.
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