Spring 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Explaining Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Attacks to Campus Leaders

Time 05/03/05 03:00PM-04:00PM

Session Abstract

While campus leaders have gradually come to understand and appreciate the risks associated with security threats such as viruses, spyware, unpatched hosts, unencrypted network traffic and insecure physical facilities, many chancellor/president/provost-level university executives have had little opportunity to be briefed on the serious
risks their campus may face from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

This talk will address what are distributed denial of service attacks: Are Internet2 universities at risk and why; what motivates someone to perform a distributed denial of service attack; what sorts of sites can be successfully attacked in a DDoS attack; what's involved in mitigating a distributed denial of service attack (including the roles of Abilene engineers, your Gigapop's staff, others ISPs and law enforcement); what are reasonable expectations for mitigation, including mitigation timelines; what are some implications associated with being out of service for the duration of a DDoS attack; are there technical measures which your university should be considering; how can you help to insure that your own hosts do not end up getting misused as part of a DDoS drone army; what are some resources if I want to know more. Time will be left for questions from the audience.

Speakers

Speaker Joe St Sauver Internet2/University of Oregon

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Explaining Distributed Denial of Service Attacks to Campus Leaders (pdf)

Speaker Yunhong Gu University of Illinois, Chicago

Speaker Joe St Sauver Internet2/University of Oregon

Speaker Joe St Sauver Internet2/University of Oregon

Secondary tracks Security for Advanced Networks

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