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Network Security Testing Using Mobile Agents

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Author(s)

Athanasios T. Karygiannis

Abstract

This paper describes a prototype security testing tool that is currently under development at NIST. This prototype tool uses autonomous mobile agents to perform distributed, fault-tolerant, and adaptive network security testing. The security testing prototype is compared to existing methods, the design goals are outlined, its testing methodology is described, and the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile agents are discussed.
Conference Dates
March 23-25, 1998
Conference Location
London, UK
Conference Title
Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents Technology

Keywords

mobile agents, security, testing

Citation

Karygiannis, A. (1998), Network Security Testing Using Mobile Agents, Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents Technology, London, UK, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151178 (Accessed May 27, 2024)

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Created March 25, 1998, Updated February 19, 2017