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Department of Defense Sponsored Information Security Research: New Methods for Protecting Against Cyber Threats

Department of Defense Sponsored Information Security Research: New Methods for Protecting Against Cyber Threats

Department of Defense, Cliff Wang (Editor), Steven King (Editor), Ralph Wachter (Editor), Robert Herklotz (Editor), Chris Arney (Editor), Gary Toth (Editor), David Hislop (Editor), Sharon Heise (Editor), Todd Combs (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-12857-2

Sep 2007

688 pages

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  • After September 11th, the Department of Defense (DoD) undertook a massive and classified research project to develop new security methods using technology in order to protect secret information from terrorist attacks
  • Written in language accessible to a general technical reader, this book examines the best methods for testing the vulnerabilities of networks and software that have been proven and tested during the past five years
  • An intriguing introductory section explains why traditional security techniques are no longer adequate and which new methods will meet particular corporate and industry network needs
  • Discusses software that automatically applies security technologies when it recognizes suspicious activities, as opposed to people having to trigger the deployment of those same security technologies


Introduction (Steven King).

Chapter 1. Architecting Information Infrastructures for Security (Cliff Wang).

1.1 Architectures for Secure and Robust Distributed Infrastructures.

1.2 A complex Adaptive System Approach to QoS Assurance and Stateful Resource Management for Dependable Information Infrastructure.

1.3 Anomaly and Misuse Detection in Network Traffic Streams-Checking and Machine Learning Approaches.

1.4 Distributed Systems Security via Logical Framework.

1.5 Distributed Immune Systems for Wireless Networks Information Assurance.

1.6 Hi-DRA High-Speed, Wide-Area Network Detection, Response, and Analysis.

Chapter 2. At the Edges of the Critical Information Infrastructure (David Hislop, Todd Combs).

2.1 Enabling Dynamic Security Management of Networked Systems via Device-Embedded Security.

2.2 Software Model Checking for Embedded Systems.

2.3 Advanced tool Integration for Embedded System Assurance.

2.4 Verification Tools for Embedded Systems.

Chapter 3. Software Engineering for Assurance (Ralph Wachter, Gary Toth).

3.1 Static Analysis to Enhance toe Power of Model Checking for Concurrent Software.

3.2 Protecting COTS from the Inside.

3.3 RAPIDware: Component-Based Development of Adaptive and Dependable Middleware.

3.4 Generating Efficient Trust Management Software from Policies.

3.5 Modeling and Simulation Environment for Critical Information Protection.

Chapter 4. Malicious Mobile Code (Ralph Wachter, Gary Toth).

4.1 Language-Based Security for Malicious Mobile Code.

4.2 Model-Carrying Code: A New Approach to Mobile-Code Security.

4.3 Neutralizing Malicious Mobile Code.

Chapter 5. Dependable Critical Information Infrastructure for Command and Control (Robert Herklotz, Chris Arney).

5.1 Trustworthy Infrastructure, Mechanisms, and Experimentation for Diffuse Computing.

5.2 Adaptable Situation-Aware Secure Services-Based Systems.

5.3 Detecting Deception in the Military Infosphere: Improving and Integrating Human Detection Capabilities with Automated Tools.

5.4 Vulnerability Assessment Tools for Complex Information Networks.