Diversity as a security mechanism has received revived interest recently due to its potential for improving the resilience of software and networks against unknown attacks. Recent work show diversity can be modeled and quantified as a security metric at the network level. However, such an effort does not directly provide a solution for improving the network diversity, and existing network hardening approaches are largely limited to handling previously known vulnerabilities by disabling existing services. In this paper, we take the first step towards an automated approach to diversifying network services under various cost constraints in order to improve the network's resilience against unknown attacks.
Proceedings Title: Data and Applications Security and Privacy XXX
Conference Dates: July 18-21, 2016
Conference Location: Trento, -1
Conference Title: 30th IFIP Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (DBSEC 2016)
Pub Type: Conferences
Security Metrics, Diversity, Network Security, Zero Day Attack, Network Resilience