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Cooperative Signaling of DDoS Attacks in a Blockchain-based Network

Driven by the increasing number of stationary and portable devices, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks pose a major threat to Internet availability. While advantages of cooperative defenses have been widely recognized over traditional on-premise defenses, there is not a widespread deployment of such cooperative defenses. This work demonstrates the Blockchain Signaling System (BloSS), a modular, network-agnostic and cooperative DDoS defense system consisting of independent instances working together to mitigate attacks targeted at any member of this alliance.