Date Added: Jun 2012
Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks are evolving continuously. These attacks make network resources unavailable for legitimate users which results in massive loss of data, resources and money. Combination of Intrusion detection System and Firewall is used by Business Organizations to detect and prevent Organizations' network from these attacks. But this combination cannot prevent network from novel attacks as Signatures to detect them are not available. This paper presents a light-Weight mechanism to detect novel DoS/DDoS (Resource Consumption) attacks and automatic Signature generation process to represent them in real time. Experimental results are provided to support the proposed mechanism.