MIDAS: An Impact Scale for DDoS attacks

  title={MIDAS: An Impact Scale for DDoS attacks},
  author={Rangarajan Vasudevan and Zhuoqing Morley Mao and Oliver Spatscheck and Jacobus E. van der Merwe},
  journal={2007 15th IEEE Workshop on Local & Metropolitan Area Networks},
We usually have well-defined classification scales to estimate the intensity and impact of natural disasters. Prominent examples are the Richter and the Fujita scales for measuring earthquakes and tornadoes respectively. In this paper, we apply similar ideas to estimate the impact of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the perspective of network operators. Devising such a classification scale improves our understanding of DDoS attacks by assessing the actual damage incurred from… CONTINUE READING