Visible to the public On the Large-Scale Traffic DDoS Threat of Space Backbone Network

TitleOn the Large-Scale Traffic DDoS Threat of Space Backbone Network
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsDi, A., Ruisheng, S., Lan, L., Yueming, L.
Conference Name2019 IEEE 5th Intl Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity), IEEE Intl Conference on High Performance and Smart Computing, (HPSC) and IEEE Intl Conference on Intelligent Data and Security (IDS)
Date PublishedMay 2019
ISBN Number978-1-7281-0006-7
KeywordsBandwidth, bandwidth resource, composability, Computer crime, computer network security, data communication, Data Transmission, DDoS, DDoS attackers, defense, denial-of-service attack, global coverage, ground networks, IDS, Internet, intrusion detection system, large-scale traffic DDoS threat, pubcrawl, reflection, reflection amplification attack, reflection amplification attacks, resilience, Resiliency, satellite communication, satellite network, satellite networks, Satellites, service delivery, space backbone network, space communication links, Space vehicles, telecommunication traffic, terminal devices

Satellite networks play an important role in realizing the combination of the space networks and ground networks as well as the global coverage of the Internet. However, due to the limitation of bandwidth resource, compared with ground network, space backbone networks are more likely to become victims of DDoS attacks. Therefore, we hypothesize an attack scenario that DDoS attackers make reflection amplification attacks, colluding with terminal devices accessing space backbone network, and exhaust bandwidth resources, resulting in degradation of data transmission and service delivery. Finally, we propose some plain countermeasures to provide solutions for future researchers.

Citation Keydi_large-scale_2019