This effort applied modeling and simulation techniques to the analysis of denial of service attacks on a target network. Attack models were quantified and mitigation techniques were examined and analyzed with possible adaptations of the attacker. The analyses revealed that attack classes and their dependence on network topology can be identified.
The project uses modeling and simulation to analyze performance of mitigation technologies to combat Distributed Denial of Service Attacks. The system also determines how an attacker can react to mitigation technologies and how mitigation technologies can be layered to reduce attacker effectiveness.