Application Layer Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Defense Techniques : A review


  • Subhi R. M. Zeebaree Technical College of Informatics-Akre, Duhok Polytechnic University, Kurdistan Region - Iraq
  • Karzan H. Sharif College of Computer Science, University of Human Development, Kurdistan Region - Iraq
  • Roshna M. Mohammed Amin College of Education, University of Sulaimaniya, Kurdistan Region - Iraq



DoS, DDoS, Application Layer DDoS Attacks, Defense Techniques of Application Layer, DDoS Attacks


Currently distributed denial of service (DDoS) is the most sever attack that effect on the internet convenience. The main goal of these attacks is to prevent normal users from accessing the internet services such as web servers. However the more challenge and difficult types to detect is application layer DDoS attacks because of using legitimate client to create connection with victims. In this paper we give a review on application layer DDoS attacks defense or detection mechanisms. Furthermore, we summarize several experimental approaches on detection techniques of application layer DDoS attacks. The main goal of this paper is to get a clear view and detailed summary of the recent algorithms, methods and techniques presented to tackle these serious types of attacks.


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How to Cite

Zeebaree, S. R. M., Sharif, K. H., & Mohammed Amin, R. M. (2018). Application Layer Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Defense Techniques : A review. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, 7(4), 113–117.