DDoS attack on cloud auto-scaling mechanisms

@article{BremlerBarr2017DDoSAO,
  title={DDoS attack on cloud auto-scaling mechanisms},
  author={Anat Bremler-Barr and Eli Brosh and Mor Sides},
  journal={IEEE INFOCOM 2017 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications},
  year={2017},
  pages={1-9}
}
Auto-scaling mechanisms are an important line of defense against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) in the cloud. Using auto-scaling, machines can be added and removed in an on-line manner to respond to fluctuating load. It is commonly believed that the auto-scaling mechanism casts DDoS attacks into Economic Denial of Sustainability (EDoS) attacks. Rather than suffering from performance degradation up to a total denial of service, the victim suffers only from the economic damage incurred by… CONTINUE READING

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