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.
Keywords: Bandwidth, cloud computing, denial of service.
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