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dc.contributor.advisorChung, Timothy H.
dc.contributor.authorCummings, David J.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:05:27Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:05:27Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45833
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the application of traditional survivability analysis to the open source software (OSS) development process. It postulates that combat systems face potential threats from cyber warfare professionals aiming to manipulate software embedded in the systems. The research highlights current Department of Defense (DOD) interest in OSS, and explains a method for evaluating the capability of OSS programs to withstand cyber warfare attacks. Survivability concepts are demonstrated in a scenario involving an adversary inserting malicious code into the source repository of FlightGear, an open source flight simulator. Analysis is conducted on five open source programs to illustrate commonality in the evaluation process. It is determined that survivability analysis is a feasible method for OSS software evaluation, and could be used as a tool to compare OSS alternatives.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/survivabilitysto1094545833
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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSurvivability as a tool for evaluating open source softwareen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGehris, Rama D.
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorsoftwareen_US
dc.subject.authorsurvivabilityen_US
dc.subject.authoropen source softwareen_US
dc.subject.authorunmanned aerial vehicleen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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