Recent Patents on Computer Science

Hamid Mcheick  
Computer Science Department
University of Quebec at Chicoutimi
Chicoutimi, Quebec


Monitoring and Managing Cloud Computing Security using Denial of Service Bandwidth Allowance

Author(s): Biswajit Panja, Bharat Bhargava, Sourav Pati, Dayton Paul, Leszek T. Lilien and Priyanka Meharia

Affiliation: University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI 48502, USA.

Keywords: Bandwidth, cloud computing, denial of service.


Over the next decade, cloud computing has a good chance of becoming a widely used technology. However, many challenges face the cloud to be overcome before the average user or business team will trust their vital information with a cloud server. Most of these challenges tie into developing sound security measures for the cloud. One of the largest security obstacles is how to defend against a Denial-of-Service (DOS) or Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDOS) attacks from taking down a cloud server. DOS attacks are nothing new; many strategies have been proposed and tested against DOS attacks on networks. However, none have been able to completely prevent DOS attacks. The search continues for an effective solution to keep data available to legitimate users who need it when the cloud network that stores that data is the target of a DOS attack. The method proposed (DOSBAD) in this paper will explain how effectively detecting the bandwidth limit of a cloud network and the bandwidth currently in use to know when a DOS is beginning along with the discussion of very few patents.

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Article Details

Page: [73 - 81]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/2213275911306010009