Protecting critical services from DDoS attacks
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Critical services such as emergency response, industrial control systems, government and banking systems are increasing coming under threat from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. To protect such services, in this dissertation we propose Epiphany, an architecture that hides the service IP address making it hard for an attacker to find, attack and disable the service. Like other location hiding based approaches, Epiphany provides access to the service through numerous lightweight proxies, which present a very wide target for the attacker. However, unlike these solutions Epiphany uses ...