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Dynamic Networks and Cyber Security

Author : Niall Adams
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As an under-studied area of academic research, the analysis of computer network traffic data is still in its infancy. However, the challenge of detecting and mitigating malicious or unauthorised behaviour through the lens of such data is becoming an increasingly prominent issue. This collection of papers by leading researchers and practitioners synthesises cutting-edge work in the analysis of dynamic networks and statistical aspects of cyber security. The book is structured in such a way as to keep security application at the forefront of discussions. It offers readers easy access into the area of data analysis for complex cyber-security applications, with a particular focus on temporal and network aspects. Chapters can be read as standalone sections and provide rich reviews of the latest research within the field of cyber-security. Academic readers will benefit from state-of-the-art descriptions of new methodologies and their extension to real practical problems while industry professionals will appreciate access to more advanced methodology than ever before. Contents:Network Attacks and the Data They Affect (M Morgan, J Sexton, J Neil, A Ricciardi & J Theimer)Cyber-Security Data Sources for Dynamic Network Research (A D Kent)Modelling User Behaviour in a Network Using Computer Event Logs (M J M Turcotte, N A Heard & A D Kent)Network Services as Risk Factors: A Genetic Epidemiology Approach to Cyber-Security (S Gil)Community Detection and Role Identification in Directed Networks: Understanding the Twitter Network of the Care.Data Debate (B Amor, S Vuik, R Callahan, A Darzi, S N Yaliraki & M Barahona)Anomaly Detection for Cyber Security Applications (P Rubin-Delanchy, D J Lawson & N A Heard)Exponential Random Graph Modelling of Static and Dynamic Social Networks (A Caimo)Hierarchical Dynamic Walks (A V Mantzaris, P Grindrod & D J Higham)Temporal Reachability in Dynamic Networks (A Hagberg, N Lemons & S Misra) Readership: Researchers and practitioners in dynamic network analysis and cyber-security. Key Features:Detailed descriptions of the behaviour of attackersDiscussions of new public domain data sources, including data quality issuesA collection of papers introducing novel methodology for cyber-data analysis

Proactive and Dynamic Network Defense

Author : Cliff Wang
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This book discusses and summarizes current research issues, identifies challenges, and outlines future directions for proactive and dynamic network defense. This book also presents the latest fundamental research results toward understanding proactive and dynamic network defense by top researchers in related areas. It includes research results that offer formal frameworks to define proactive and dynamic network defense, and develop novel models to analyze and evaluate proactive designs and strategies in computer systems, network systems, cyber-physical systems and wireless networks. A wide variety of scientific techniques have been highlighted to study these problems in the fundamental domain. As the convergence of our physical and digital worlds grows fast pace, protecting information systems from being tampered or unauthorized access is becoming one of the most importance issues. The traditional mechanisms of network defense are built upon a static, passive, and reactive nature, which has insufficient to defend against today's attackers that attempt to persistently analyze, probe, circumvent or fool such mechanisms. It has not yet been fully investigated to address the early stage of “cyber kill chain” when adversaries carry out sophisticated reconnaissance to plan attacks against a defense system. Recently, proactive and dynamic network defense has been proposed as an important alternative towards comprehensive network defense. Two representative types of such defense are moving target defense (MTD) and deception-based techniques. These emerging approaches show great promise to proactively disrupt the cyber-attack kill chain and are increasingly gaining interest within both academia and industry. However, these approaches are still in their preliminary design stage. Despite the promising potential, there are research issues yet to be solved regarding the effectiveness, efficiency, costs and usability of such approaches. In addition, it is also necessary to identify future research directions and challenges, which is an essential step towards fully embracing proactive and dynamic network defense. This book will serve as a great introduction for advanced-level computer science and engineering students who would like to start R&D efforts in the field of proactive and dynamic network defense. Researchers and professionals who work in this related field will also find this book useful as a reference.

Dynamic Networks and Cyber security

Author : Niall M. Adams
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Dynamic Games for Network Security

Author : Xiaofan He
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The goal of this SpringerBrief is to collect and systematically present the state-of-the-art in this research field and the underlying game-theoretic and learning tools to the broader audience with general network security and engineering backgrounds. Particularly, the exposition of this book begins with a brief introduction of relevant background knowledge in Chapter 1, followed by a review of existing applications of SG in addressing various dynamic network security problems in Chapter 2. A detailed treatment of dynamic security games with information asymmetry is given in Chapters 3–5. Specifically, dynamic security games with extra information that concerns security competitions, where the defender has an informational advantage over the adversary are discussed in Chapter 3. The complementary scenarios where the defender lacks information about the adversary is examined in Chapter 4 through the lens of incomplete information SG. Chapter 5 is devoted to the exploration of how to proactively create information asymmetry for the defender’s benefit. The primary audience for this brief includes network engineers interested in security decision-making in dynamic network security problems. Researchers interested in the state-of-the-art research on stochastic game theory and its applications in network security will be interested in this SpringerBrief as well. Also graduate and undergraduate students interested in obtaining comprehensive information on stochastic game theory and applying it to address relevant research problems can use this SpringerBrief as a study guide. Lastly, concluding remarks and our perspective for future works are presented in Chapter 6.

Network Security Strategies

Author : Aditya Mukherjee
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Build a resilient network and prevent advanced cyber attacks and breaches Key Features Explore modern cybersecurity techniques to protect your networks from ever-evolving cyber threats Prevent cyber attacks by using robust cybersecurity strategies Unlock the secrets of network security Book Description With advanced cyber attacks severely impacting industry giants and the constantly evolving threat landscape, organizations are adopting complex systems to maintain robust and secure environments. Network Security Strategies will help you get well-versed with the tools and techniques required to protect any network environment against modern cyber threats. You'll understand how to identify security vulnerabilities across the network and how to effectively use a variety of network security techniques and platforms. Next, the book will show you how to design a robust network that provides top-notch security to protect against traditional and new evolving attacks. With the help of detailed solutions and explanations, you'll be able to monitor networks skillfully and identify potential risks. Finally, the book will cover topics relating to thought leadership and the management aspects of network security. By the end of this network security book, you'll be well-versed in defending your network from threats and be able to consistently maintain operational efficiency, security, and privacy in your environment. What you will learn Understand network security essentials, including concepts, mechanisms, and solutions to implement secure networks Get to grips with setting up and threat monitoring cloud and wireless networks Defend your network against emerging cyber threats in 2020 Discover tools, frameworks, and best practices for network penetration testing Understand digital forensics to enhance your network security skills Adopt a proactive approach to stay ahead in network security Who this book is for This book is for anyone looking to explore information security, privacy, malware, and cyber threats. Security experts who want to enhance their skill set will also find this book useful. A prior understanding of cyber threats and information security will help you understand the key concepts covered in the book more effectively.

Network Security Mechanisms Utilizing Dynamic Network Address Translation LDRD Project

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A new protocol technology is just starting to emerge from the laboratory environment. Its stated purpose is to provide an additional means in which networks, and the services that reside on them, can be protected from adversarial compromise. This report has a two-fold objective. First is to provide the reader with an overview of this emerging Dynamic Defenses technology using Dynamic Network Address Translation (Dynat). This ''structure overview'' is concentrated in the body of the report, and describes the important attributes of the technology. The second objective is to provide a framework that can be used to help in the classification and assessment of the different types of dynamic defense technologies along with some related capabilities and limitations. This information is primarily contained in the appendices.

Cyber Security Threats Actors and Dynamic Mitigation

Author : Nicholas Kolokotronis
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Cyber-Security Threats, Actors, and Dynamic Mitigation provides both a technical and state-of-the-art perspective as well as a systematic overview of the recent advances in different facets of cyber-security. It covers the methodologies for modeling attack strategies used by threat actors targeting devices, systems, and networks such as smart homes, critical infrastructures, and industrial IoT. With a comprehensive review of the threat landscape, the book explores both common and sophisticated threats to systems and networks. Tools and methodologies are presented for precise modeling of attack strategies, which can be used both proactively in risk management and reactively in intrusion prevention and response systems. Several contemporary techniques are offered ranging from reconnaissance and penetration testing to malware detection, analysis, and mitigation. Advanced machine learning-based approaches are also included in the area of anomaly-based detection, that are capable of detecting attacks relying on zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits. Academics, researchers, and professionals in cyber-security who want an in-depth look at the contemporary aspects of the field will find this book of interest. Those wanting a unique reference for various cyber-security threats and how they are detected, analyzed, and mitigated will reach for this book often.

Operations Research Engineering and Cyber Security

Author : Nicholas J. Daras
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Mathematical methods and theories with interdisciplinary applications are presented in this book. The eighteen contributions presented in this Work have been written by eminent scientists; a few papers are based on talks which took place at the International Conference at the Hellenic Artillery School in May 2015. Each paper evaluates possible solutions to long-standing problems such as the solvability of the direct electromagnetic scattering problem, geometric approaches to cyber security, ellipsoid targeting with overlap, non-equilibrium solutions of dynamic networks, measuring ballistic dispersion, elliptic regularity theory for the numerical solution of variational problems, approximation theory for polynomials on the real line and the unit circle, complementarity and variational inequalities in electronics, new two-slope parameterized achievement scalarizing functions for nonlinear multiobjective optimization, and strong and weak convexity of closed sets in a Hilbert space. /divGraduate students, scientists, engineers and researchers in pure and applied mathematical sciences, operations research, engineering, and cyber security will find the interdisciplinary scientific perspectives useful to their overall understanding and further research.

Dissecting the Market Dynamics of the Information Security Sector

Author : Lara Zouheir Khansa
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Information Security and Ethics

Author : Hamid R. Nemati
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"This compilation serves as the ultimate source on all theories and models associated with information privacy and safeguard practices to help anchor and guide the development of technologies, standards, and best practices to meet these challenges."--Provided by publisher.


Author : Henry Robinson Luce
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Network Security Technologies and Solutions CCIE Professional Development Series

Author : Yusuf Bhaiji
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CCIE Professional Development Network Security Technologies and Solutions A comprehensive, all-in-one reference for Cisco network security Yusuf Bhaiji, CCIE No. 9305 Network Security Technologies and Solutions is a comprehensive reference to the most cutting-edge security products and methodologies available to networking professionals today. This book helps you understand and implement current, state-of-the-art network security technologies to ensure secure communications throughout the network infrastructure. With an easy-to-follow approach, this book serves as a central repository of security knowledge to help you implement end-to-end security solutions and provides a single source of knowledge covering the entire range of the Cisco network security portfolio. The book is divided into five parts mapping to Cisco security technologies and solutions: perimeter security, identity security and access management, data privacy, security monitoring, and security management. Together, all these elements enable dynamic links between customer security policy, user or host identity, and network infrastructures. With this definitive reference, you can gain a greater understanding of the solutions available and learn how to build integrated, secure networks in today’s modern, heterogeneous networking environment. This book is an excellent resource for those seeking a comprehensive reference on mature and emerging security tactics and is also a great study guide for the CCIE Security exam. “Yusuf’s extensive experience as a mentor and advisor in the security technology field has honed his ability to translate highly technical information into a straight-forward, easy-to-understand format. If you’re looking for a truly comprehensive guide to network security, this is the one! ” –Steve Gordon, Vice President, Technical Services, Cisco Yusuf Bhaiji, CCIE No. 9305 (R&S and Security), has been with Cisco for seven years and is currently the program manager for Cisco CCIE Security certification. He is also the CCIE Proctor in the Cisco Dubai Lab. Prior to this, he was technical lead for the Sydney TAC Security and VPN team at Cisco. Filter traffic with access lists and implement security features on switches Configure Cisco IOS router firewall features and deploy ASA and PIX Firewall appliances Understand attack vectors and apply Layer 2 and Layer 3 mitigation techniques Secure management access with AAA Secure access control using multifactor authentication technology Implement identity-based network access control Apply the latest wireless LAN security solutions Enforce security policy compliance with Cisco NAC Learn the basics of cryptography and implement IPsec VPNs, DMVPN, GET VPN, SSL VPN, and MPLS VPN technologies Monitor network activity and security incident response with network and host intrusion prevention, anomaly detection, and security monitoring and correlation Deploy security management solutions such as Cisco Security Manager, SDM, ADSM, PDM, and IDM Learn about regulatory compliance issues such as GLBA, HIPPA, and SOX This book is part of the Cisco CCIE Professional Development Series from Cisco Press, which offers expert-level instruction on network design, deployment, and support methodologies to help networking professionals manage complex networks and prepare for CCIE exams. Category: Network Security Covers: CCIE Security Exam

Network Magazine

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Networks and National Security

Author : Chad Whelan
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Networks as sets of autonomous organisations working together to achieve individual and shared goals are becoming increasingly important across many areas of public administration. The importance of networks is well known but most analysts would agree that we do not know enough about the dynamics and effectiveness of networks in relation to their internal operations. This is a significant problem as security, intelligence, law enforcement and many other agencies are increasingly required to organise in and through networks to provide national security. In this comprehensive analysis, Chad Whelan presents a highly innovative, qualitative study of networks in the field of national security. Developing our understanding of 'organisational networks' in organisational theory, management and public administration, and 'security networks' in criminology and international relations, he presents a multi-disciplinary analysis of network forms of organisation. Whelan puts forward a methodological framework involving five levels of analysis - structural, cultural, policy, technological and relational - with which we can better analyse and understand the dynamics and effectiveness of networks. This framework is applied to public sector networks operating in the field of counter-terrorism in Australia in a way that is highly relevant to researchers and practitioners in many contexts where government departments and agencies, and the private sector, need to work together. Networks and National Security: Dynamics, Effectiveness and Organisation not only advances our knowledge of networks and national security but also assists with the essential tasks of evaluating and managing networks. Written in a clear and accessible style and featuring a wealth of first-hand accounts concerning the inside operations of networks, this book deals with the crucial subject of inter-agency coordination in the important field of national security.

Red and Blue Team Quick Reads

Author : XM Cyber
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The time has come for red and blue teams to win the cyber security war. After investing heavily in security defenses, the next step is to put those defenses to task to see if they stand up to real-life attacks. Red and blue teams may expose an organization to potential hacking events, allowing the network, IT and security departments to identify gaps and to improve their overall security posture. The goal is to understand and reduce risk associated with potential breaches.Industry analysts continue to point out that attackers are not just relying on zero-day attacks. They have learned that large, dynamic networks are prone to human error, misconfigurations, and vulnerabilities. Hackers have all the time in the world to wait for simple mistakes to open doors to laterally move from point to point, searching for the most critical assets. Red teams find the pathways, blue teams remediate. On a daily basis, the XM Cyber team creates "purple team" experiences for global entities, using sophisticated hacking techniques derived from time spent in the elite Israel intelligence sector. There they were able to move under the radar of the most advanced IT defenses, successfully penetrating some of the most secure networks in the world. This book collects the best of recent blogs and published articles to share with you some best practices for overall cyber security, red and blue team strategies, and general best practices.Enjoy and remember to check the blogs at for more insights in the future.

Government Reports Announcements Index

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Cybercrime Security

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The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal

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Advances in Computational Oceanography

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Malware Diffusion Models for Modern Complex Networks

Author : Vasileios Karyotis
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Malware Diffusion Models for Wireless Complex Networks: Theory and Applications provides a timely update on malicious software (malware), a serious concern for all types of network users, from laymen to experienced administrators. As the proliferation of portable devices, namely smartphones and tablets, and their increased capabilities, has propelled the intensity of malware spreading and increased its consequences in social life and the global economy, this book provides the theoretical aspect of malware dissemination, also presenting modeling approaches that describe the behavior and dynamics of malware diffusion in various types of wireless complex networks. Sections include a systematic introduction to malware diffusion processes in computer and communications networks, an analysis of the latest state-of-the-art malware diffusion modeling frameworks, such as queuing-based techniques, calculus of variations based techniques, and game theory based techniques, also demonstrating how the methodologies can be used for modeling in more general applications and practical scenarios. Presents a timely update on malicious software (malware), a serious concern for all types of network users, from laymen to experienced administrators Systematically introduces malware diffusion processes, providing the relevant mathematical background Discusses malware modeling frameworks and how to apply them to complex wireless networks Provides guidelines and directions for extending the corresponding theories in other application domains, demonstrating such possibility by using application models in information dissemination scenarios