Title: Information assurance: a cyber security storm map

Authors: Denise Ferebee; Dipankar Dasgupta; Qishi Wu

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, The University of Memphis, 375 Dunn Hall, Memphis, TN, 38152-3240 USA ' Department of Computer Science, The University of Memphis, 375 Dunn Hall, Memphis, TN, 38152-3240 USA ' Department of Computer Science, The University of Memphis, 375 Dunn Hall, Memphis, TN, 38152-3240 USA

Abstract: Cyber-security issues affect organisations at all levels. In this article, we will discuss how to apply a visualisation and event correlation tool to facilitate the analysis of data, understanding of data, and dissemination of information to all affected parties. The visualisation shows an overall view of security events or storms that are occurring on a network while providing information in reference to severity and a propagation pattern. The tool can potentially provide an early warning so that events or storms can be proactively mitigated. Thus, organisations can make business decisions by determining or understanding the relationship between the computing devices and the business/information technology services they make-up.

Keywords: cyber security; cyber attacks; information visualisation; levels of abstraction; event correlation; security events; information assurance; early warning; data analysis; data understanding; information dissemination.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPSI.2014.062865

International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity, 2014 Vol.2 No.1, pp.37 - 55

Available online: 25 Jun 2014 *

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