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Network Security Metrics

Authors: Wang, Lingyu, Jajodia, Sushil, Singhal, Anoop

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  • Reviews a range of network security models that focus on combining individual metric scores obtained from standard scoring systems, such as CVSS, into an overall measure of network security.
  •  Devotes several chapters on network security metrics specifically designed with zero day attacks in mind
  •  Discusses various applications of network security metrics, ranging from network attack graph analytics to performance evaluation for security operation centers. 
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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.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Measuring the Overall Network Security by Combining CVSS Scores Based on Attack Graphs and Bayesian Networks

    Pages 1-23

    Frigault, Marcel (et al.)

  • Refining CVSS-Based Network Security Metrics by Examining the Base Scores

    Pages 25-52

    Cheng, Pengsu (et al.)

  • Security Risk Analysis of Enterprise Networks Using Probabilistic Attack Graphs

    Pages 53-73

    Singhal, Anoop (et al.)

  • k-Zero Day Safety: Evaluating the Resilience of Networks Against Unknown Attacks

    Pages 75-93

    Wang, Lingyu (et al.)

  • Using Bayesian Networks to Fuse Intrusion Evidences and Detect Zero-Day Attack Paths

    Pages 95-115

    Sun, Xiaoyan (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Network Security Metrics
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66505-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66505-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66504-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88259-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 207
Number of Illustrations
47 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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