Scripting quality of security service (QoSS) safeguard measures for the suggested INFOCON system

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Authors
Guild, Jennifer A.
Subjects
DEFCON
FPCON/THREATCON
WATCHCONS
SANS INFOCON
DOD
Defense in depth
INFOCON
Information
Information assurance
Actions
Advisors
Dinolt, George W.
Fulp, J. D.
Date of Issue
2004-03
Date
March 2004
Publisher
Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The existing INFOCON system is an information warning system that the DOD maintains. It is not formally correlated to other warning systems, such as DEFCON, FPCON/THREATCON, WATCHCONs, SANS INFOCON, or the Homeland Security Advisory System Threat condition. The criteria for each INFOCON level are subjective. The INFOCON recommended actions are a mix of policy and general technical measures. The INFOCON system vaguely follows the Defense in Depth network defense methodology. This thesis examines the foundations for the existing INFOCON system and presents an evolved INFOCON system. The focus will be on the security of the DOD information infrastructure and the accomplishment of the mission, as well as the usability and the standardization of the INFOCON warning system. The end result is a prototype that is a set of predefined escalation scripts for the evolved INFOCON system's safeguard measures.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Computer Science
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
xviii, 124 p. : ill. (some col.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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