Network Security Metrics

Author: Lingyu Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 207

View: 392

This book examines different aspects of network security metrics and their application to enterprise networks. One of the most pertinent issues in securing mission-critical computing networks is the lack of effective security metrics which this book discusses in detail. Since “you cannot improve what you cannot measure”, a network security metric is essential to evaluating the relative effectiveness of potential network security solutions. The authors start by examining the limitations of existing solutions and standards on security metrics, such as CVSS and attack surface, which typically focus on known vulnerabilities in individual software products or systems. The first few chapters of this book describe different approaches to fusing individual metric values obtained from CVSS scores into an overall measure of network security using attack graphs. Since CVSS scores are only available for previously known vulnerabilities, such approaches do not consider the threat of unknown attacks exploiting the so-called zero day vulnerabilities. Therefore, several chapters of this book are dedicated to develop network security metrics especially designed for dealing with zero day attacks where the challenge is that little or no prior knowledge is available about the exploited vulnerabilities, and thus most existing methodologies for designing security metrics are no longer effective. Finally, the authors examine several issues on the application of network security metrics at the enterprise level. Specifically, a chapter presents a suite of security metrics organized along several dimensions for measuring and visualizing different aspects of the enterprise cyber security risk, and the last chapter presents a novel metric for measuring the operational effectiveness of the cyber security operations center (CSOC). Security researchers who work on network security or security analytics related areas seeking new research topics, as well as security practitioners including network administrators and security architects who are looking for state of the art approaches to hardening their networks, will find this book helpful as a reference. Advanced-level students studying computer science and engineering will find this book useful as a secondary text.

PRAGMATIC Security Metrics

Applying Metametrics to Information Security

Author: W. Krag Brotby

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 413

Other books on information security metrics discuss number theory and statistics in academic terms. Light on mathematics and heavy on utility, PRAGMATIC Security Metrics: Applying Metametrics to Information Security breaks the mold. This is the ultimate how-to-do-it guide for security metrics. Packed with time-saving tips, the book offers easy-to-follow guidance for those struggling with security metrics. Step by step, it clearly explains how to specify, develop, use, and maintain an information security measurement system (a comprehensive suite of metrics) to help: Security professionals systematically improve information security, demonstrate the value they are adding, and gain management support for the things that need to be done Management address previously unsolvable problems rationally, making critical decisions such as resource allocation and prioritization of security relative to other business activities Stakeholders, both within and outside the organization, be assured that information security is being competently managed The PRAGMATIC approach lets you hone in on your problem areas and identify the few metrics that will generate real business value. The book: Helps you figure out exactly what needs to be measured, how to measure it, and most importantly, why it needs to be measured Scores and ranks more than 150 candidate security metrics to demonstrate the value of the PRAGMATIC method Highlights security metrics that are widely used and recommended, yet turn out to be rather poor in practice Describes innovative and flexible measurement approaches such as capability maturity metrics with continuous scales Explains how to minimize both measurement and security risks using complementary metrics for greater assurance in critical areas such as governance and compliance In addition to its obvious utility in the information security realm, the PRAGMATIC approach, introduced for the first time in this book, has broader application across diverse fields of management including finance, human resources, engineering, and production—in fact any area that suffers a surplus of data but a deficit of useful information. Visit Security Metametrics. Security Metametrics supports the global community of professionals adopting the innovative techniques laid out in PRAGMATIC Security Metrics. If you, too, are struggling to make much sense of security metrics, or searching for better metrics to manage and improve information security, Security Metametrics is the place. http://securitymetametrics.com/

Computer Network Security

7th International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Computer Network Security, MMM-ACNS 2017, Warsaw, Poland, August 28-30, 2017, Proceedings

Author: Jacek Rak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 362

View: 829

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Models, and Architectures for Computer Network Security, MMM-ACNS 2017, held in Warsaw, Poland, in August 2017. The 12 revised full papers, 13 revised short presentations, and 3 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 40 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Critical Infrastructure Protection and Visualization; Security and Resilience of Network Systems; Adaptive Security; Anti-malware Techniques: Detection, Analysis, Prevention; Security of Emerging Technologies; Applied Cryptography; New Ideas and Paradigms for Security.

Quantitative Security Risk Assessment of Enterprise Networks

Author: Xinming Ou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 28

View: 272

Protection of enterprise networks from malicious intrusions is critical to the economy and security of our nation. This article gives an overview of the techniques and challenges for security risk analysis of enterprise networks. A standard model for security analysis will enable us to answer questions such as “are we more secure than yesterday” or “how does the security of one network configuration compare with another one”. In this article, we will present a methodology for quantitative security risk analysis that is based on the model of attack graphs and the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). Our techniques analyze all attack paths through a network, for an attacker to reach certain goal(s).

Visualization for Computer Security

5th International Workshop, VizSec 2008, Cambridge, MA, USA, September 15, 2008, Proceedings

Author: John R. Goodall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 197

View: 185

This volumecontains the paperspresented at VizSec 2008, the 5th International Workshop on Visualization for Cyber Security, held on September 15, 2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. VizSec 2008 was held in conjunction with the 11thInternationalSymposiumonRecentAdvancesinIntrusionDetection(RAID). There were 27 submissions to the long and short paper categories. Each submission was reviewed by at least 2 reviewers and, on average, 2.9 program committee members. The program committee decided to accept 18 papers. The program also included an invited talk and a panel. The keynote address was given by Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland at College Park, on the topic InformationForensics: HarnessingVisualizationto SupportDiscovery.The panel, on the topic The Need for Applied Visualization in Information Security Today, wasorganizedandmoderatedbyTobyKohlenbergfromIntelCorporation. July 2008 John R. Goodall Conference Organization Program Chairs John R. Goodall Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions Gregory Conti United States Military Academy Kwan-Liu Ma University of California at Davis Program Committee Stefan Axelsson Blekinge Institute of Technology Richard Bejtlich General Electric Kris Cook Paci?c Northwest National Laboratory David Ebert Purdue University Robert Erbacher Utah State University Deborah Frincke Paci?c Northwest National Laboratory Carrie Gates CA Labs John Gerth Stanford University Barry Irwin Rhodes University Daniel Keim University of Konstanz Toby Kohlenberg Intel Corporation Stuart Kurkowski Air Force Institute of Technology Kiran Lakkaraju University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ra?ael Marty Splunk Douglas Maughan Department of Homeland Security John McHugh Dalhousie University Penny Rheingans UMBC Lawrence Rosenblum National Science Foundation George Tadda Air Force Research Lab Daniel Tesone Applied Visions Alfonso Valdes SRI International

Security Metrics, A Beginner's Guide

Author: Caroline Wong

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 837

Security Smarts for the Self-Guided IT Professional “An extraordinarily thorough and sophisticated explanation of why you need to measure the effectiveness of your security program and how to do it. A must-have for any quality security program!” —Dave Cullinane, CISSP, CISO & VP, Global Fraud, Risk & Security, eBay Learn how to communicate the value of an information security program, enable investment planning and decision making, and drive necessary change to improve the security of your organization. Security Metrics: A Beginner's Guide explains, step by step, how to develop and implement a successful security metrics program. This practical resource covers project management, communication, analytics tools, identifying targets, defining objectives, obtaining stakeholder buy-in, metrics automation, data quality, and resourcing. You'll also get details on cloud-based security metrics and process improvement. Templates, checklists, and examples give you the hands-on help you need to get started right away. Security Metrics: A Beginner's Guide features: Lingo--Common security terms defined so that you're in the know on the job IMHO--Frank and relevant opinions based on the author's years of industry experience Budget Note--Tips for getting security technologies and processes into your organization's budget In Actual Practice--Exceptions to the rules of security explained in real-world contexts Your Plan--Customizable checklists you can use on the job now Into Action--Tips on how, why, and when to apply new skills and techniques at work Caroline Wong, CISSP, was formerly the Chief of Staff for the Global Information Security Team at eBay, where she built the security metrics program from the ground up. She has been a featured speaker at RSA, ITWeb Summit, Metricon, the Executive Women's Forum, ISC2, and the Information Security Forum.

Communications and Multimedia Security

10th IFIP TC-6 TC 11 International Conference, CMS 2006, Heraklion Crete, Greece, October 19-21, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Herbert Leitold

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 534

Duringthelastfewyearsweseenetworkandinformationsystemsecurityplaying an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. As our computers continue to get infested by all sorts of malware, and as our networks continue to choke with spam and malicious tra?c, we see more and more people losing their co- dence in information technologies as they get signi?cantly concernedabout their security as well as their privacy and that of their loved ones. In their e?ort to cope with the problem, scientists, managers, and politicians all over the world havedesignedandarecurrently implementing systematicapproachesto network and information security, most of which are underlined by the same principle: there is much more room for improvement and research. Along the lines of encouraging and catalyzing research in the area of c- munications and multimedia security, it is our great pleasure to present the proceedings of the 10th IFIP TC-6 TC-11 Conference on Communications and MultimediaSecurity(CMS2006), whichwasheldinHeraklion, CreteonOctober 19-21, 2006. Continuing the tradition of previous CMS conferences, we sought a balanced program containing presentations on various aspects of secure c- munication and multimedia systems. Special emphasis was laid on papers with direct practical relevance for the construction of secure communication systems. The selection of the program was a challenging task. In total, we received 76 submissions, from which 22 were selected for presentation as full paper

Information and Communication Technology

Second IFIP TC 5/8 International Conference, ICT-EurAsia 2014, Bali, Indonesia, April 14-17, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Linawati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 699

View: 101

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second IFIP TC 5/8 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, ICT-Eur Asia 2014, with the collocation of Asia ARES 2014 as a special track on Availability, Reliability and Security, held in Bali, Indonesia, in April 2014. The 70 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: applied modeling and simulation; mobile computing; advanced urban-scale ICT applications; semantic web and knowledge management; cloud computing; image processing; software engineering; collaboration technologies and systems; e-learning; data warehousing and data mining; e-government and e-health; biometric and bioinformatics systems; network security; dependable systems and applications; privacy and trust management; cryptography; multimedia security and dependable systems and applications.

Critical Information Infrastructures Security

Second International Workshop, CRITIS 2007, Benalmadena-Costa, Spain, October 3-5, 2007

Author: Javier Lopez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 513

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, CRITIS 2007, held in Benalmadena-Costa, Spain, in October 2007 in conjunction with ITCIP 2007, the first conference on Information Technology for Critical Infrastructure Protection. The 29 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 75 submissions. The papers address all security-related heterogeneous aspects of critical information infrastructures and are orgaized in topical sections on R&D agenda, communication risk and assurance, code of practice and metrics, information sharing and exchange, continuity of services and resiliency, SCADA and embedded security, threats and attacks modeling, as well as information exchange and modeling.

Green Networking and Communications

ICT for Sustainability

Author: Shafiullah Khan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

View: 581

Although the information and communication technology (ICT) industry accounted for only 2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2007, the explosive increase in data traffic brought about by a rapidly growing user base of more than a billion wireless subscribers is expected to nearly double that number by 2020. It is clear that now is the time to rethink how we design and build our networks. Green Networking and Communications: ICT for Sustainability brings together leading academic and industrial researchers from around the world to discuss emerging developments in energy-efficient networking and communications. It covers the spectrum of research subjects, including methodologies and architectures for energy efficiency, energy-efficient protocols and networks, energy management, smart grid communications, and communication technologies for green solutions. Examines foraging-inspired radio-communication energy management for green multi-radio networks Considers a cross-layer approach to the design of energy-efficient wireless access networks Investigates the interplay between cooperative device-to-device communications and green LTE cellular networks Considers smart grid energy procurement for green LTE cellular networks Details smart grid networking protocols and standards Considering the spectrum of energy-efficient network components and approaches for reducing power consumption, the book is organized into three sections: Energy Efficiency and Management in Wireless Networks, Cellular Networks, and Smart Grids. It addresses many open research challenges regarding energy efficiency for IT and for wireless sensor networks, including mobile and wireless access networks, broadband access networks, home networks, vehicular networks, intelligent future wireless networks, and smart grids. It also examines emerging standards for energy-efficient protocols. Since ICT technologies touch on nearly all sectors of the economy, the concepts presented in this text offer you the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Securing the Clicks Network Security in the Age of Social Media

Author: Gary Bahadur

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 713

Defend against corporate espionage launched from social networks Protect your organization from devastating social media attacks with instruction from a team of information security experts. Securing the Clicks: Network Security in the Age of Social Media explains the latest threats along with detailed fixes, best practices, and "from the headlines" case studies. Find out how to analyze risk, implement robust security protocols, and enforce social media usage policies. Regulatory compliance, online reputation management, and incident response are also covered in this comprehensive volume. Assess your global social media presence and identify vulnerabilities Establish solid security policies at every level of your organization Allocate resources for planning, administration, and corrective action Monitor usage by employees, clients, competitors, and the public Block cyberstalking. phishing, malware, and identity theft exploits Guard intellectual property rights, trademarks, copyrights, and logos Preserve your brand image using online reputation management tools Gary Bahadur is the founder and CEO of KRAA Security [www.kraasecurity.com/social-media-security], which protects organizations from threats through a combination of prevention services. He was the cofounder and CIO of Foundstone, Inc. Jason Inasi is CEO and cofounder of The Factory Interactive {www.thefactoryi.com], a digital design and marketing agency, and president of Inasi Group, an international, multidisciplinary, technology advisory firm. Alex de Carvalho is vice president of business development and community at VoxMed, cofounder of The Startup Forum, director of social media at Medimix International, and adjunct professor of social media at the University of Miami.

Science of Cyber Security

First International Conference, SciSec 2018, Beijing, China, August 12-14, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Feng Liu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 225

View: 108

This book constitutes the proceedings of the First International Conference on Science of Cyber Security, SciSec 2018, held in Beijing, China, in August 2018. The 11 full papers and 6 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions. The papers focus on science of security; cybersecurity dynamics; attacks and defenses; network security; security metrics and measurements; and performance enhancements.

Mobile and Wireless Network Security and Privacy

Author: S. Kami Makki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 512

This book brings together a number of papers that represent seminal contributions underlying mobile and wireless network security and privacy. It provides a foundation for implementation and standardization as well as further research. The diverse topics and protocols described in this book give the reader a good idea of the current state-of-the-art technologies in mobile and wireless network security and privacy.

Directions in Security Metrics Research

Author: Wayne Jansen

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 21

View: 936

Information security metrics are seen as an important factor in making sound decisions about various aspects of security, ranging from the design of security architectures and controls to the effectiveness and efficiency of security operations. Security metrics strive to offer a quantitative and objective basis for security assurance. During the last few decades, researchers have made various attempts to develop measures and systems of measurement for computer security with varying degrees of success. This paper provides an overview of the security metrics area and looks at possible avenues of research that could be pursued to advance the state of the art.

Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Security

International Conference, ETRICS 2006, Freiburg, Germany, June 6-9, 2006. Proceedings

Author: Gunter Muller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 524

View: 119

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Security, ETRICS 2006, held in Freiburg, Germany, in June 2006. The book presents 36 revised full papers, organized in topical sections on multilateral security; security in service-oriented computing, secure mobile applications; enterprise privacy; privacy, identity, and anonymity; security engineering; security policies; security protocols; intrusion detection; and cryptographic security.

Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2008

International Conference, Perugia, Italy, June 30 - July 3, 2008, Proceedings

Author: Osvaldo Gervasi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 1282

View: 723

The two-volume set LNCS 5072 and 5073 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2008, held in Perugia, Italy in June/July 2008. The two volumes contain papers presenting a wealth of original research results in the field of computational science, from foundational issues in computer science and mathematics to advanced applications in virtually all sciences making use of computational techniques. The topics of the refereed papers are structured according to the five major conference themes: computational methods, algorithms and applications, high performance technical computing and networks, advanced and emerging applications, geometric modelling, graphics and visualization, information systems and information technologies.

Autonomic Network Management Principles

From Concepts to Applications

Author: Nazim Agoulmine

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

View: 208

Autonomic networking aims to solve the mounting problems created by increasingly complex networks, by enabling devices and service-providers to decide, preferably without human intervention, what to do at any given moment, and ultimately to create self-managing networks that can interface with each other, adapting their behavior to provide the best service to the end-user in all situations. This book gives both an understanding and an assessment of the principles, methods and architectures in autonomous network management, as well as lessons learned from, the ongoing initiatives in the field. It includes contributions from industry groups at Orange Labs, Motorola, Ericsson, the ANA EU Project and leading universities. These groups all provide chapters examining the international research projects to which they are contributing, such as the EU Autonomic Network Architecture Project and Ambient Networks EU Project, reviewing current developments and demonstrating how autonomic management principles are used to define new architectures, models, protocols, and mechanisms for future network equipment. Provides reviews of cutting-edge approaches to the management of complex telecommunications, sensors, etc. networks based on new autonomic approaches. This enables engineers to use new autonomic techniques to solve complex distributed problems that are not possible or easy to solve with existing techniques. Discussion of FOCALE, a semantically rich network architecture for coordinating the behavior of heterogeneous and distributed computing resources. This provides vital information, since the data model holds much of the power in an autonomic system, giving the theory behind the practice, which will enable engineers to create their own solutions to network management problems. Real case studies from the groups in industry and academia who work with this technology. These allow engineers to see how autonomic networking is implemented in a variety of scenarios, giving them a solid grounding in applications and helping them generate their own solutions to real-world problems.