Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
Dr. Wenjie Dong
Dr. Yoonsu Choi
With the passage of time Internet connectivity has been found on more electronic devices than in previous decades. This continuous development may be perceived as a double-edged sword. While the world becomes more Internet-connected and quality of life increases, the lack of proper security protocols in some of these electronic devices permits illegitimate parties to take control of them for their own malicious purposes.
This thesis studies the impact of compromised Internet-connected devices on commonly used server operating systems: Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, and Apple’s macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra deployed on Apple’s Mac Pro Server (Mac Pro Mid2010). Their performance under prevalent Distributed Denial of Service Attacks will be evaluated at equal attack traffic loads while utilizing three networks of simulated botnets. While the server was under attack connection rate, network traffic, processor utilization, processor temperature, and memory utilization were evaluated for computer systems under consideration.
Herrera Martinez, Hugo Armando, "Security Assessment of Select Computer Systems under Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Performed by Botnets" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 476.