Protecting databases from query flood attacks

Anna Cinzia Squicciarini, Ivan Paloscia, Elisa Bertino

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

A typical Denial of Service attack against a DBMS may occur through a query flood, that is, a large number of queries and/or updates sent by a malicious subject or several colluding malicious subjects to a target database with the intention to hinder other subjects from being serviced. In this paper we present experimental results showing that such attacks indeed degrade the performance of the DBMS; our experiments are conducted on several well known DBMS. We then propose some simple yet effective techniques for detecting query-flood attacks and protecting a DBMS against them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 IEEE 24th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE'08
Pages1358-1360
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE 24th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE'08 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Apr 7 2008Apr 12 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Data Engineering
ISSN (Print)1084-4627

Other

Other2008 IEEE 24th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE'08
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period4/7/084/12/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems

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