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An event-trace language for software decoys

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Authors
Fragkos, Georgios
Subjects
Computer security
Event-trace language
Intrusion detection
Advisors
Michael, James Bret
Auguston, Mikhail
Date of Issue
2002-09
Date
September 2002
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Cyberspace is becoming the battlespace of the future, and military practices, like deception, seem to be suitable for defending information systems from attacks. In this thesis, we explore the concept of intelligent software decoys, which employ a form of software-based military deception. We developed a prototype of a high-level language for specifying intelligent software decoys. Our approach involves two stages. The specification language is intended to be part of a high-level user interface, making the implementation details of software decoys transparent to the information warrior. We provide a case study in which we demonstrate the utility of our specification language for specifying software decoys to counter a real-word attack program.
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Computer Science (CS)
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xii, 91 p. : ill. ;
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