Title: Big picture: analysis of DDoS attacks map - systems and network, cloud computing, SCADA systems, and IoT

Authors: Saeed Salah; Belal M. Amro

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Al-Quds University, P.O. Box 89, Jerusalem, Palestine ' Computer Science Department, Hebron University, P.O. Box 40, Hebron, Palestine

Abstract: Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are among the toughest security issues nowadays. These attacks are launched at any time and can impact any part of a network's operations or IT resources. Because of the seriousness of these attacks, many countermeasures have been developed by both the private sector and the research community. Despite the availability of many research efforts that suggested DDoS attacks classifications, the multitude, diversity, and variety of both the attacks and their countermeasures have the consequence that no standard taxonomy exists. In this paper, we introduce an updated and structured taxonomy of both DDoS attacks and their countermeasures. The novelty of this work stems from the fact that it covers different dimensions of tackling DDoS attacks in the four main technology areas: systems and network, cloud computing, SCADA, and IoT, with the main aim of providing an all-in-one comprehensive reference for ongoing and future security research.

Keywords: distributed denial-of-service; DDoS; internet of things; IoT; supervisory control and data acquisition; SCADA; systems; network; cloud computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2022.126468

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2022 Vol.12 No.6, pp.543 - 565

Received: 03 Oct 2021
Accepted: 30 Mar 2022

Published online: 26 Oct 2022 *

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