Cooperative Signaling of DDoS Attacks in a Blockchain-based Network

Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller

ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Conference Posters and Demos, Beijing, China, August 2019, pp. 39–41


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.