Detection of Flooding Attacks Using Multivariate Analysis

  • Priyanka MeelEmail author
  • Tanmay Singh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 49)


In this paper, we propose a multivariate statistical analysis method namely the Hotelling’s T2 Method for the analysis of common network flooding attacks. The method analyses the behavior of system resources and network protocols and builds a baseline profile for its normal operation. We validated the proposed mechanism by carrying out flooding attacks on a wired network with Windows. We generated and sent attack packets through codes to a host machine, analyzed them (using Wireshark) and used a multivariate statistical method for testing the attack. This method effectively differentiates between normal and attack traffic and sets an alert in case of any abnormality in behavior.


Abnormality distance metric Anomaly detection Multivariate statistical analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyDelhi Technological UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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