Forensic analysis for epidemic attacks in federated networks

Conference Paper

We present the design of a Network Forensic Alliance (NFA), to allow multiple administrative domains (ADs) to jointly locate the origin of epidemic spreading attacks. ADs in the NFA collaborate in a distributed protocol for post-mortem analysis of worm-like attacks. Information exchange between any two participating ADs is limited to traffic records that are known to both sides, maintaining the privacy of participants. Such an architecture is incentive-compatible - participants benefit by gaining better local investigative capabilities, even with partial deployment. Further, we show that by sharing local investigation results, ADs can achieve global investigative capabilities that are comparable to a centralized implementation with access to global traffic records. Our evaluation demonstrates that it is feasible for large-scale attack investigation to be incrementally deployed in an Internet-like federation. © 2006 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xie, Y; Sekar, V; Reiter, MK; Zhang, H

Published Date

  • December 1, 2006

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 43 - 53

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-1648

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1424405939

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781424405930

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ICNP.2006.320197

Citation Source

  • Scopus