Implementation of Safety Techniques in a Cyber Domain

Evangelopoulou, M. and Johnson, C. W. (2014) Implementation of Safety Techniques in a Cyber Domain. SIN 2014: 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, Glasgow, UK, 09-11 Sep 2014. pp. 261-263. ISBN 9781450330336 (doi: 10.1145/2659651.2659740)

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Due to the rise of Cyber crime it is important to explore the Cyber security area. The threats are real and can cause severe damage to both the system and its clients. Many examples can be given; one of them is BitBucket which encountered a denial of service attack (based on Amazon Cloud infrastructure) and led to 19 hours outage [6]. Bearing in mind the importance of the Cyber security and the factors that play a major role, the human factor was recognized as one of the most important.<p></p> For this reason, this paper focuses on the application of safety techniques to the Cyber domain. More specifically it investigates the possibility of a successful implementation of the Situation Awareness theory into a Networking Environment. By concentrating on the Network Intrusion Detection Systems and the human factor involved (Network Administrators / IT specialists), it is attempted to propose a procedure that can identify the influence level of the human factor's awareness in the case of an attack to the system.<p></p> In order to explain this approach the theory of Situation Awareness and its characteristics will be introduced. Moreover the most known Situation Awareness Measurement Techniques will be presented and their adoption to the Cyber domain will be discussed. There is a lack of research in the Situation Awareness Measurement Techniques for a network system which leads to the need for further exploration.<p></p>

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:Situation Awareness,Intrusion Detection, Cyber Security, Cyber Warfare
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnson, Professor Chris and Evangelopoulou, Miss Maria
Authors: Evangelopoulou, M., and Johnson, C. W.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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