Detecting denial of service attacks using emergent self-organizing maps
Paper in proceedings, 2005

Denial of service attacks constitute one of the greatest problem in network security. Monitoring traffic is one of the main techniques used in order to find out the existence of possible outliers in the traffic patterns. In this paper, we propose an approach that detects denial of service attacks using emergent self-organizing maps. The approach is based on classifying "normal" traffic against "abnormal" traffic in the sense of denial of service attacks. The approach permits the automatic classification of events that are contained in logs and visualization of network traffic. Extensive simulations show the effectiveness of this approach compared to previously proposed approaches regarding false alarms and detection probabilities


self-organising maps

Denial of Service attacks


Aikaterini Mitrokotsa

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Christos Douligeris

5th IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing & Information Technology

375 - 380

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science



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