The Core Elements of Network Survivability
The workshop will be held on June 15-16, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. The Network Survivability Workshop focuses on application of the military concept of "Mission Survivability" to computer network survivability in the context of cyber security.
Speaking in military jargon, the network survivability is defined as the ability to remain operable after a cyber attack, while retaining the four core aspects of survivability:
- Detectability - the inability to avoid being detected for cyber attack - case studies of deception strategies including deployment of decoy (honeypot) networks.
- Susceptibility - the inability to avoid being hit by cyber attack - case study of DPI (deep packet inspection) systems.
- Vulnerability - the inability to withstand the cyber attack - case studies of cyber security technologies and markets.
- Recoverability - post-cyber attack damage control and capability restoration - business continuiity and disaster recovery case studies.
There is no clear prioritisation of the four elements; this will depend on the characteristics and role of the computer network. Some network types, such as non-critical social media networks, minimise their susceptibility and may, to some extent, compromise in the other areas. Present day solutions tend to aim for a balanced combination of all four areas.
Workshop attendees include cyber security professionals and system administratords from government agencies, public and private entities. The workshop pursues multidisciplinary approach - among attendees are:
- Information Technology Professionals (System Administrators, Network Administrators, Application Programmers).
- Process Improvement Managers.
- Critical Infrastructure Owners & Operators.
- Information Security Professionals.
- Process Automation/Control Systems and IT Engineers.
- Ethical Hackers and Cyber Security Professionals.
- Business Managers, Executives and Professionals.
The trend we see now is migration of military survivability concept into all information seciurity aspects of enterprise, business, marketing and social media domains. The ultimate concept of a mission survivability is built on the same principles, along the same major objectives and functionality both for military and civilian cybe security establishments.
A special session will be devoted to Hadoop-based platform for Big Data analysis of critical survivability-related parameters.