A VISUALIZATION BASED SIMULATOR FOR SYN FLOOD ATTACKS

Tom Terry Jr., Huiming Yu, Ken Williams, Xiaohong Yuan, Bill Chu

Abstract

In this paper we present a visualization based simulator to help students gain knowledge of SYN flood attacks. The design principles of the simulator are user friendly, visualization based, and easy to install and use. The animation simulator demonstrates normal network traffic, exhibits how a SYN flood attack occurs, and shows how using a firewall might prevent SYN flood attacks. A set of short quizzes has been designed to help students to understand the concepts. The visualization based simulator for SYN flood attacks has been designed and implemented in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina A&T State University to enhance information assurance education. This simulator was used in COMP 620 Information, Privacy and Security in the fall 2010 and received excellent results.

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in Harvard Style

Terry Jr. T., Yu H., Williams K., Yuan X. and Chu B. (2011). A VISUALIZATION BASED SIMULATOR FOR SYN FLOOD ATTACKS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-46-1, pages 251-255. DOI: 10.5220/0003309502510255


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp11,
author={Tom Terry Jr. and Huiming Yu and Ken Williams and Xiaohong Yuan and Bill Chu},
title={A VISUALIZATION BASED SIMULATOR FOR SYN FLOOD ATTACKS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={251-255},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003309502510255},
isbn={978-989-8425-46-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications and International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications - Volume 1: IVAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)
TI - A VISUALIZATION BASED SIMULATOR FOR SYN FLOOD ATTACKS
SN - 978-989-8425-46-1
AU - Terry Jr. T.
AU - Yu H.
AU - Williams K.
AU - Yuan X.
AU - Chu B.
PY - 2011
SP - 251
EP - 255
DO - 10.5220/0003309502510255