This paper delves into the security challenges that 5G networks endure when faced with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. After thoroughly reviewing existing protective solutions and measures, we introduce a novel net- work architecture, the Distributed Adaptive Workflow Network (DAWN). Positioned at the edge of the core network, DAWN offers protection to vital servers. DAWN leverages the capabilities of machine learning, SDN, and NFV architectures. It also uses the capabilities of whitelisting and hardware and virtual preprocessors to neutralize incoming DDoS attacks. Using comprehensive literature reviews and theoretical explorations, we advocate that DAWN is potentially a groundbreaking guard against DDoS attacks in the evolving 5G era. We conclude with recommendations for future research and development in bolstering network security.

Authors: Aisha Tripathi Lalli, Sanapala Arti, Tandon Madhu, Aspen Olmsted

Published in: International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 13-15 November 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/ICITST.2023.0004
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-63-1
  • Conference Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford University, UK