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Mathematical model for security effectiveness figure of merit and its optimization
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Paper Abstract

A new mathematical model for the prediction of the security figure of merit of an assured information system is proposed. The security effectiveness figure of merit is defined as a multi-variate composite function of the strength of security mechanism, usability, performance, and cost. The problem of determining the optimal set of security controls for a given system is then formulated as mathematical optimization problem and the potential methods of approach are addressed. The concept is illustrated with a simple example and the conclusions bring out the benefits of the model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6973, Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2008, 697305 (17 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.775781
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Sheela V. Belur, Van Dyke Technology Group (United States)
Jonathan Gloster, Van Dyke Technology Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6973:
Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance, and Data Networks Security 2008
William J. Tolone; William Ribarsky, Editor(s)

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