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Network Science and Cybersecurity

Author : Robinson E. Pino
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Network Science and Cybersecurity introduces new research and development efforts for cybersecurity solutions and applications taking place within various U.S. Government Departments of Defense, industry and academic laboratories. This book examines new algorithms and tools, technology platforms and reconfigurable technologies for cybersecurity systems. Anomaly-based intrusion detection systems (IDS) are explored as a key component of any general network intrusion detection service, complementing signature-based IDS components by attempting to identify novel attacks. These attacks may not yet be known or have well-developed signatures. Methods are also suggested to simplify the construction of metrics in such a manner that they retain their ability to effectively cluster data, while simultaneously easing human interpretation of outliers. This is a professional book for practitioners or government employees working in cybersecurity, and can also be used as a reference. Advanced-level students in computer science or electrical engineering studying security will also find this book useful .

The Science of Cybersecurity

Author : Alan Radley
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How can we characterise Cybersecurity? How do data breaches, hacks, system exploits and computer intrusions happen - and why? What occurs when Cybersecurity really works effectively, and can we systemise it? Or will the clever hacker always break into any networked device, sweeping all defences aside? On a quest for insightful answers in this ground-breaking book, Dr Alan Radley proceeds to completely deconstruct, rationally analyse, meticulously re-build and then sanely reassess the entire field of Cybersecurity. A rigorous scientific methodology is applied to networked system design, leading to a comprehensive new model - and accurate taxonomic-tree - of all possible types and classes of cyber attacks and associated countermeasures. The upshot is a wholly original, astute and fearlessly honest - yet practically-oriented - treatise on Cybersecurity. Outlined here for the first time is a logical explanation of the fundamental theory and principal axioms of Cybersecurity as developed from first principles, and in a format ideally suited to both - the engineering minded professional - and the less technically-oriented. This book synopsis refers to 'The Science Of Cybersecurity - Volume One: Theory And Principles Of Socially Secure Communication'.

The Science of Cybersecurity and a Roadmap to Research

Author : Benjamin J. Colfer
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Information technology has become pervasive in every way, from our phones and other small devices to our enterprise networks to the infrastructure that runs our economy. As the critical infrastructures of the United States have become more and more dependent on public and private networks, the potential for widespread national impact resulting from disruption or failure of these networks has also increased. Securing the nation's critical infrastructures requires protecting not only their physical systems but, just as important, the cyber portions of the systems on which they rely. This new book examines the cybersecurity research roadmap in order to define a national R & D agenda that is required to enable us to get ahead of our adversaries and produce the technologies that will protect our information systems and networks into the future.

Data Science For Cyber security

Author : Adams Niall M
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Cyber-security is a matter of rapidly growing importance in industry and government. This book provides insight into a range of data science techniques for addressing these pressing concerns.The application of statistical and broader data science techniques provides an exciting growth area in the design of cyber defences. Networks of connected devices, such as enterprise computer networks or the wider so-called Internet of Things, are all vulnerable to misuse and attack, and data science methods offer the promise to detect such behaviours from the vast collections of cyber traffic data sources that can be obtained. In many cases, this is achieved through anomaly detection of unusual behaviour against understood statistical models of normality.This volume presents contributed papers from an international conference of the same name held at Imperial College. Experts from the field have provided their latest discoveries and review state of the art technologies.

Essential Cybersecurity Science

Author : Josiah Dykstra
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If you’re involved in cybersecurity as a software developer, forensic investigator, or network administrator, this practical guide shows you how to apply the scientific method when assessing techniques for protecting your information systems. You’ll learn how to conduct scientific experiments on everyday tools and procedures, whether you’re evaluating corporate security systems, testing your own security product, or looking for bugs in a mobile game. Once author Josiah Dykstra gets you up to speed on the scientific method, he helps you focus on standalone, domain-specific topics, such as cryptography, malware analysis, and system security engineering. The latter chapters include practical case studies that demonstrate how to use available tools to conduct domain-specific scientific experiments. Learn the steps necessary to conduct scientific experiments in cybersecurity Explore fuzzing to test how your software handles various inputs Measure the performance of the Snort intrusion detection system Locate malicious “needles in a haystack” in your network and IT environment Evaluate cryptography design and application in IoT products Conduct an experiment to identify relationships between similar malware binaries Understand system-level security requirements for enterprise networks and web services

Using Science in Cybersecurity

Author : Leigh Barnes Metcalf
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Deploying the scientific method in cybersecurity today is a common-sense approach that is a tough topic in the field of cybersecurity. While most publications in the field emphasize that scientific principles are necessary, there are very few, if any, guides that uncover these principles.This book will give readers practical tools for cybersecurity. It examines the path of developing cybersecurity foundations while taking into account uncertain data. Extensive examples demonstrate how to deploy cybersecurity to sort our day-to-day problems. Using Science in Cybersecurity is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of cybersecurity, information security, and science of cybersecurity.

Data Science in Cybersecurity and Cyberthreat Intelligence

Author : Leslie F. Sikos
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This book presents a collection of state-of-the-art approaches to utilizing machine learning, formal knowledge bases and rule sets, and semantic reasoning to detect attacks on communication networks, including IoT infrastructures, to automate malicious code detection, to efficiently predict cyberattacks in enterprises, to identify malicious URLs and DGA-generated domain names, and to improve the security of mHealth wearables. This book details how analyzing the likelihood of vulnerability exploitation using machine learning classifiers can offer an alternative to traditional penetration testing solutions. In addition, the book describes a range of techniques that support data aggregation and data fusion to automate data-driven analytics in cyberthreat intelligence, allowing complex and previously unknown cyberthreats to be identified and classified, and countermeasures to be incorporated in novel incident response and intrusion detection mechanisms.

Commerce Justice Science and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2015

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
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Cyber Security in India

Author : Sandeep Kumar Shukla
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This book of 'directions' focuses on cyber security research, education and training in India, and work in this domain within the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. IIT Kanpur's Computer Science and Engineering Department established an ‘Interdisciplinary Center for Cyber Security and Cyber Defense of Critical Infrastructures (C3I Center)’ in 2016 with funding from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), and other funding agencies. The work at the center focuses on smart grid security, manufacturing and other industrial control system security; network, web and data security; cryptography, and penetration techniques. The founders are involved with various Indian government agencies including the Reserve Bank of India, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center, UIDAI, CCTNS under home ministry, Ministry of IT and Electronics, and Department of Science & Technology. The center also testifies to the parliamentary standing committee on cyber security, and has been working with the National Cyber Security Coordinator's office in India. Providing glimpses of the work done at IIT Kanpur, and including perspectives from other Indian institutes where work on cyber security is starting to take shape, the book is a valuable resource for researchers and professionals, as well as educationists and policymakers.

Cybersecurity in Humanities and Social Sciences

Author : Hugo Loiseau
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The humanities and social sciences are interested in the cybersecurity object since its emergence in the security debates, at the beginning of the 2000s. This scientific production is thus still relatively young, but diversified, mobilizing at the same time political science, international relations, sociology , law, information science, security studies, surveillance studies, strategic studies, polemology. There is, however, no actual cybersecurity studies. After two decades of scientific production on this subject, we thought it essential to take stock of the research methods that could be mobilized, imagined and invented by the researchers. The research methodology on the subject "cybersecurity" has, paradoxically, been the subject of relatively few publications to date. This dimension is essential. It is the initial phase by which any researcher, seasoned or young doctoral student, must pass, to define his subject of study, delimit the contours, ask the research questions, and choose the methods of treatment. It is this methodological dimension that our book proposes to treat. The questions the authors were asked to answer were: how can cybersecurity be defined? What disciplines in the humanities and social sciences are studying, and how, cybersecurity? What is the place of pluralism or interdisciplinarity? How are the research topics chosen, the questions defined? How, concretely, to study cybersecurity: tools, methods, theories, organization of research, research fields, data ...? How are discipline-specific theories useful for understanding and studying cybersecurity? Has cybersecurity had an impact on scientific theories?

Research Methods for Cyber Security

Author : Thomas W. Edgar
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Research Methods for Cyber Security teaches scientific methods for generating impactful knowledge, validating theories, and adding critical rigor to the cyber security field. This book shows how to develop a research plan, beginning by starting research with a question, then offers an introduction to the broad range of useful research methods for cyber security research: observational, mathematical, experimental, and applied. Each research method chapter concludes with recommended outlines and suggested templates for submission to peer reviewed venues. This book concludes with information on cross-cutting issues within cyber security research. Cyber security research contends with numerous unique issues, such as an extremely fast environment evolution, adversarial behavior, and the merging of natural and social science phenomena. Research Methods for Cyber Security addresses these concerns and much more by teaching readers not only the process of science in the context of cyber security research, but providing assistance in execution of research as well. Presents research methods from a cyber security science perspective Catalyzes the rigorous research necessary to propel the cyber security field forward Provides a guided method selection for the type of research being conducted, presented in the context of real-world usage

Cybersecurity Analytics

Author : Rakesh M. Verma
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Cybersecurity Analytics is for the cybersecurity student and professional who wants to learn data science techniques critical for tackling cybersecurity challenges, and for the data science student and professional who wants to learn about cybersecurity adaptations. Trying to build a malware detector, a phishing email detector, or just interested in finding patterns in your datasets? This book can let you do it on your own. Numerous examples and datasets links are included so that the reader can "learn by doing." Anyone with a basic college-level calculus course and some probability knowledge can easily understand most of the material. The book includes chapters containing: unsupervised learning, semi-supervised learning, supervised learning, text mining, natural language processing, and more. It also includes background on security, statistics, and linear algebra. The website for the book contains a listing of datasets, updates, and other resources for serious practitioners.

Cybersecurity Law

Author : Jeff Kosseff
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The second edition of the definitive guide to cybersecurity law, updated to reflect recent legal developments The revised and updated second edition of Cybersecurity Law offers an authoritative guide to the key statutes, regulations, and court rulings that pertain to cybersecurity. Written by an experienced cybersecurity lawyer and law professor, the second edition includes new and expanded information that reflects the latest changes in laws and regulations. The book includes material on recent FTC data security consent decrees and data breach litigation. Topics covered reflect new laws, regulations, and court decisions that address financial sector cybersecurity, the law of war as applied to cyberspace, and recently updated guidance for public companies’ disclosure of cybersecurity risks. This important guide: Provides a new appendix, with 15 edited opinions covering a wide range of cybersecurity-related topics, for students learning via the caselaw method Includes new sections that cover topics such as: compelled access to encrypted devices, New York’s financial services cybersecurity regulations, South Carolina’s insurance sector cybersecurity law, the Internet of Things, bug bounty programs, the vulnerability equities process, international enforcement of computer hacking laws, the California Consumer Privacy Act, and the European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive Contains a new chapter on the critical topic of law of cyberwar Presents a comprehensive guide written by a noted expert on the topic Offers a companion Instructor-only website that features discussion questions for each chapter and suggested exam questions for each chapter Written for students and professionals of cybersecurity, cyber operations, management-oriented information technology (IT), and computer science, Cybersecurity Law, Second Edition is the up-to-date guide that covers the basic principles and the most recent information on cybersecurity laws and regulations. JEFF KOSSEFF is Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a recipient of the George Polk Award for national reporting.

New Solutions for Cybersecurity

Author : Howard Shrobe
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CHAPTER 16 The Trust::Data Framework as a Solution to the Cybersecurity ChallengeConclusion; Contributor Biographies.

Cyber Security and the Politics of Time

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Computer Security Fundamentals

Author : William (Chuck) Easttom II
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Clearly explains core concepts, terminology, challenges, technologies, and skills Covers today’s latest attacks and countermeasures The perfect beginner’s guide for anyone interested in a computer security career Dr. Chuck Easttom brings together complete coverage of all basic concepts, terminology, and issues, along with all the skills you need to get started. Drawing on 30 years of experience as a security instructor, consultant, and researcher, Easttom helps you take a proactive, realistic approach to assessing threats and implementing countermeasures. Writing clearly and simply, he addresses crucial issues that many introductory security books ignore, while addressing the realities of a world where billions of new devices are Internet-connected. This guide covers web attacks, hacking, spyware, network defense, security appliances, VPNs, password use, and much more. Its many tips and examples reflect new industry trends and the state-of-the-art in both attacks and defense. Exercises, projects, and review questions in every chapter help you deepen your understanding and apply all you’ve learned. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or a manager, this guide will help you protect your assets—and expand your career options. LEARN HOW TO Identify and prioritize potential threats to your network Use basic networking knowledge to improve security Get inside the minds of hackers, so you can deter their attacks Implement a proven layered approach to network security Resist modern social engineering attacks Defend against today’s most common Denial of Service (DoS) attacks Halt viruses, spyware, worms, Trojans, and other malware Prevent problems arising from malfeasance or ignorance Choose the best encryption methods for your organization Compare security technologies, including the latest security appliances Implement security policies that will work in your environment Scan your network for vulnerabilities Evaluate potential security consultants Master basic computer forensics and know what to do if you’re attacked Learn how cyberterrorism and information warfare are evolving


Author : Peter W. Singer
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An authoritative, single-volume introduction to cybersecurity addresses topics ranging from phishing and electrical-grid takedowns to cybercrime and online freedom, sharing illustrative anecdotes to explain how cyberspace security works and what everyday people can do to protect themselves. Simultaneous.

Data Analysis for Network Cyber Security

Author : Niall Adams
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There is increasing pressure to protect computer networks against unauthorized intrusion, and some work in this area is concerned with engineering systems that are robust to attack. However, no system can be made invulnerable. Data Analysis for Network Cyber-Security focuses on monitoring and analyzing network traffic data, with the intention of preventing, or quickly identifying, malicious activity. Such work involves the intersection of statistics, data mining and computer science. Fundamentally, network traffic is relational, embodying a link between devices. As such, graph analysis approaches are a natural candidate. However, such methods do not scale well to the demands of real problems, and the critical aspect of the timing of communications events is not accounted for in these approaches. This book gathers papers from leading researchers to provide both background to the problems and a description of cutting-edge methodology. The contributors are from diverse institutions and areas of expertise and were brought together at a workshop held at the University of Bristol in March 2013 to address the issues of network cyber security. The workshop was supported by the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research. Contents:Inference for Graphs and Networks: Adapting Classical Tools to Modern Data (Benjamin P Olding and Patrick J Wolfe)Rapid Detection of Attacks in Computer Networks by Quickest Changepoint Detection Methods (Alexander G Tartakovsky)Statistical Detection of Intruders Within Computer Networks Using Scan Statistics (Joshua Neil, Curtis Storlie, Curtis Hash and Alex Brugh)Characterizing Dynamic Group Behavior in Social Networks for Cybernetics (Sumeet Dua and Pradeep Chowriappa)Several Approaches for Detecting Anomalies in Network Traffic Data (Céline Lévy-Leduc)Monitoring a Device in a Communication Network (Nicholas A Heard and Melissa Turcotte) Readership: Researchers and graduate students in the fields of network traffic data analysis and network cyber security. Key Features:This book is unique in being a treatise on the statistical analysis of network traffic dataThe contributors are leading researches in the field and will give authoritative descriptions of cutting edge methodologyThe book features material from diverse areas, and as such forms a unified view of network cyber securityKeywords:Network Data Analysis;Cyber Security;Change Detection;Anomaly Detection

Big Data

Author : Hans Weber
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This book will describe the concepts of Big Data, Data Science, Cybersecurity, and the analytics and metrics of these concepts in detail. This book will cover all the basic concepts of these technologies. In the present data-driven world, the maintenance of data is extremely important. This book will guide its readers on the impact of Big Data on the current businesses and companies, how data science is a promising new career, what is required by the data scientists these days and important languages that need to be learned in order to cope with the new requirements of the practical field of Data Science. Regarding the cybersecurity topic, this book will guide its readers, showing all the elementary theories of cybersecurity. This book includes the most famous kinds of threats and techniques used by hackers these days. It also covers the impact of cyber-security on businesses, how the impact of cyber threats can be reduced in companies, and the best practices that the companies can utilize in order to stay safe and sound over the web. All these guidelines will help small to medium-sized businesses to establish strong defense strategies for themselves. The last section of this book will explain the analytic and metrics used for big data, data science, and cybersecurity. The analytic techniques examine the IT infrastructure, whereas the metrics are responsible for measuring the well-organized performance of the company. The analytic and metrics guideline will help companies to understand their IT organization and the ways in which they can explain their performance to other individuals. By using these guidelines, any company can increase the value of their business. By using the latest technology and evaluating the company's structure, better results can be achieved in terms of the performance of the company.

Advances in Cyber Security Analytics and Decision Systems

Author : Shishir K. Shandilya
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This book contains research contributions from leading cyber security scholars from around the world. The authors provide comprehensive coverage of various cyber security topics, while highlighting recent trends. The book also contains a compendium of definitions and explanations of concepts, processes, acronyms, and comprehensive references on existing literature and research on cyber security and analytics, information sciences, decision systems, digital forensics, and related fields. As a whole, the book is a solid reference for dynamic and innovative research in the field, with a focus on design and development of future-ready cyber security measures. Topics include defenses against ransomware, phishing, malware, botnets, insider threats, and many others.