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NORS -- CSRIC Best Practices Result

CSRIC Best Practices Result

Detailed Information for the Best Practice: 9-8-8539

Number 9-8-8539
Priority Critical
Description Recover from Cellular Network Denial of Service Attack: If the attack is IP based, Service Provider and Network Operators should reconfigure the Gateway General Packet Radio Service Support Node (GGSN) to temporarily drop all connection requests from the source. Another approach is to enforce priority tagging. Triangulate the source(s) to identify and disable. (It is easier to recover from a cellular network denial of service attack if the network is engineered with redundancy and spare capacity).
Network Type(s) Wireless
Industry Role(s) Service Provider; Network Operator
Keyword(s) Cyber Security;Disaster Recovery;Emergency Preparedness;Intrusion Detection;
Reference/Comments Telcordia GR-815. Cellular Standards: GSM, PCS2000, CDMA, 1XRTT, UMTS, etc. Cross reference with 7-7-8539 developed under NRIC.