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dc.contributor.advisorRowe, Neil C.
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Christopher C.
dc.dateMarch 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-13T22:06:20Z
dc.date.available2013-08-13T22:06:20Z
dc.date.issued1995-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/35075
dc.description.abstractThe problem addressed by this work was to reduce the time taken to train system administrators in detecting computer security problems in system audit logs. The approach taken was to develop a simulator which generates realistic audit logs that illustrate both non-malicious and malicious behavior. These logs can be used to train system administrators. The simulator was written in Prolog and used means-ends analysis to simulate seventeen combinations of general system functions which includes the following: logins, editing, file deletions, file copying, changing file access rights, obtaining superuser privileges, sending mail and logouts. The simulation manipulates virtual system files analogously to what real users do. This creates realistic audit file logs that include a mixture of normal and malicious activity. More impressive is that the entire source program requires only 19.1 kbytes of space, making it small enough to be compatible with a personal computer.en_US
dc.format.extent41 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titlePlan-based simulation of malicious intruders on a computer system [electronic resource]en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Naval Reserve (U.S.N.R.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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