As the Internet has grown greatly in size, new forms of attacks that leverage the network's increasing scale have gained prominence. At the same time, the network's scale also often increases the difficulty of countering attacks, making it more difficult to trace back attackers or deploy widespread defensive measures. This workshop aims to assess the lay of the land in terms of large-scale Internet attacks and then to look for principles common to the problem domain. The focus will be on three general types of large-scale attacks: distributed denial-of-service (DDOS), self-propagating malicious code (worms), and attacks targetting the network's components (infrastructure attacks).
Participation in the workshop is quite limited because of the emphasis on achieving a high degree of interactivity & discussion. Potential attendees interested in participating should contact the organization chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, including a description of relevant background and the specific topic(s) of interest for discussion & exploration.