Survival by Deception

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-75101-4_19
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ABSTRACT A system with a high degree of availability and survivability can be created via service duplication on disparate server platforms,
where a compromise via a previously unknown attack is detected by a voting mechanism. However, shutting down the compromised
component will inform the attacker that the subversion attempt was unsuccessful, and might lead her to explore other avenues
of attack. This paper presents a better solution by transforming the compromised component to a state of honeypot; removing
it from duty, while providing the attacker with bogus data. This provides the administrator of the target system with extra
time to implement adequate security measures while the attacker is busy “exploiting” the honeypot. As long as the majority
of components remain uncompromised, the system continues to deliver service to legitimate users.

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    ABSTRACT: There considerable advice in both research and practice oriented literature on the topic of information security. Most of the discussion in literature focuses on how to prevent security attacks using technical countermeasures even though there are a number of other viable strategies such as deterrence, deception, detection and response. This paper reports on a qualitative study, conducted in Korea, to determine how organizations implement security strategies to protect their information systems. The findings reveal a deeply entrenched preventive mindset, driven by the desire to ensure availability of technology and services, and a comparative ignorance of exposure to business security risks. Whilst there was some evidence of usage of other strategies, they were also deployed in a preventive capacity. The paper presents a research agenda that calls for research on enterprise-wide multiple strategy deployment with a focus on how to combine, balance and optimize strategies.
    Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing 04/2014; · 1.28 Impact Factor

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