Congratulations to Kevin Andrea and Dr. Robert Simon of the of the C4I & Cyber Center and the the Computer Science Department of the Volgenau School of Engineering along with Arda Gumusalan, and Hugh Harney whose paper, “The Design and Implementation of a Multicast Address Moving Target Defensive System for Internet-of-Things Applications” has been selected for the 2017 MILCOM Fred Ellersick Best Unclassified Paper Award.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks serve
to diminish the ability of the network to perform its intended
function over time. The paper presents the design, implementation
and analysis of a protocol based upon a technique for
address agility called DDoS Resistant Multicast (DRM). After
describing the our architecture and implementation we show an
analysis that quantifies the overhead on network performance.
We then present the Simple Agile RPL multiCAST (SARCAST),
an Internet-of-Things routing protocol for DDoS protection. We
have implemented and evaluated SARCAST in a working IoT
operating system and testbed. Our results show that SARCAST
provides very high levels of protection against DDoS attacks with
virtually no impact on overall performance.