DDoS defense system for web services in a cloud environment

  title={DDoS defense system for web services in a cloud environment},
  author={Thomas Vissers and Thamarai Selvi Somasundaram and Luc Pieters and Kannan Govindarajan and Peter Hellinckx},
  journal={Future Generation Comp. Syst.},
Recently, a new kind of vulnerability has surfaced: application layer Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks targeting web services. These attacks aim at consuming resources by sending Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) requests that contain malicious XML content. These requests cannot be detected on the network or transportation (TCP/IP) layer, as they appear as legitimate packets. Until now, there is no web service security specification that addresses this problem. Moreover, the current WS… CONTINUE READING
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