Featuring 8 Papers as of April 19, 2016
Catching Flies: A Guide to the Various Flavors of Honeypots STI Graduate Student Research
by Scott Smith - April 19, 2016
While the concept of baiting adversaries in order to monitor their activities is nothing new, honeypotting has evolved into a critical tool in information security analysis. Recent years have given rise to advances in the detection of network intrusions such as honeynets, honeytokens and adaptive honeypots. This paper will explore modern applications, as well as the legal and technical considerations behind emerging honeypot solutions in the dynamic blockage of emerging attack vectors and the potential exploitation of advanced persistent threats.
Home Field Advantage: Employing Active Detection Techniques by Benjamin Jackson - October 29, 2013
In sports, the term "home field advantage" is often discussed; the home team often knows all the quirks oddities of their "home field" due to constant practice on the same field day after day.
Implementing Active Defense Systems on Private Networks STI Graduate Student Research
by Josh Johnson - August 20, 2013
As attacks become increasingly complex due to the sophistication, organization and motivation of adversaries, defensive strategies must mature in order to remain effective.
The Jester Dynamic: A Lesson in Asymmetric Unmanaged Cyber Warfare STI Graduate Student Research
by Terrence OConnor - February 14, 2012
We live in an era where a single soldier can digitally leak thousands of classified documents (possibly changing the course of war), attackers can compromise unmanned drone control software and intercept unencrypted video feeds, and recreational hackers can steal and release personal information from members of cyber think-tanks.
LaBrea - A New Approach to Securing Our Networks by Leigh Haig - March 7, 2002
An examination of how Code Red could defeat existing security mechanisms, what benefit the tool LaBrea could offer, the history and technology behind this application, the networking fundamentals that allow it to work, and a look at the failings of other defenses within existing security solutions.
Honey Pots and Honey Nets - Security through Deception by William Martin - May 21, 2001
A discussion on the security tool and concept known as a Honey Pot and Honeynet.
Anti-Hacking: The Protection of Computers by Chadd Schlotter - April 2, 2001
The three aspects discussed in this paper: Education of the Security Adminis trator, Securing the Environment, and How to Fight Back are just one combined definition of how to protect a system against hacking.
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