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Security Management of Controlled Networks in a Resource-Constrained Environment

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posted on 2009-06-26, 00:00 authored by Michael Joseph Chapple
The growing complexity of enterprise networks and the proliferation of security devices creates a resource availability crisis for security professionals seeking to concurrently manage security controls and analyze voluminous log records for evidence of suspicious activity. This dissertation proposes the use of data mining techniques and firewall management tools to facilitate the secure management of controlled networks and simultaneously reduce security management resource requirements. The techniques presented in this dissertation each advance the state of the art in resource-constrained security management by focusing on the implementation of security controls in a controlled environment, such as a university data center. The techniques presented in this research present practical approaches to security management. Earlier work in this space offers unwieldy techniques difficult to implement in a production environment due to either the complexity of the technique or the overhead introduced by significant false positive rates. This work applies analysis techniques that leverage the uniquely stable nature of such environments and proposes an architecture for the extension of this control to mobile systems. It strives to maximize the benefit achieved by the tools while simultaneously minimizing the cost to the implementing organization.

History

Date Modified

2017-06-05

Defense Date

2009-06-25

Research Director(s)

Charles Crowell

Committee Members

Marina Blanton Douglas Thain Aaron Striegel Nitesh Chawla

Degree

  • Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Level

  • Doctoral Dissertation

Language

  • English

Alternate Identifier

etd-06262009-085307

Publisher

University of Notre Dame

Program Name

  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

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