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—Checking data possession in networked information systems such as those related to critical infrastructures (power facilities, airports, data vaults, defense systems, and so forth) is a matter of crucial importance. Remote data possession checking protocols permit checking that a remote server can access an uncorrupted file in such a way that the verifier(More)
—This paper presents the results of an experiment in security evaluation. The system is modeled as a privilege graph that exhibits its security vuinerabilities. Quantitative measures that estimate the effort an attacker might expend to exploit these vulnerabilities to defeat the system security objectives are proposed. A set of tools has been developed to(More)
This paper analyzes the problem of checking the integrity of files stored on remote servers. Since servers are prone to successful attacks by malicious hackers, the result of simple integrity checks run on the servers cannot be trusted. Conversely, downloading the files from the server to the verifying host is impractical. Two solutions are proposed, based(More)
To ameliorate the quality of protection provided by intrusion detection systems (IDS) we strongly need more effective evaluation and testing procedures. Evaluating an IDS against all known and unknown attacks is probably impossible. Nevertheless, a sensible selection of representative attacks is necessary to obtain an unbiased evaluation of such systems. To(More)
An intrusion-tolerant distributed system is a system which is designed so that any intrusion into a part of the system will not endanger confidentiality, integrity and availability. This approach is suitable for distributed systems, because distribution enables isolation of elements so that an intrusion gives physical access to only a part of the system. By(More)
This paper proposes a novel approach to help computing system administrators in monitoring the security of their systems. The approach is based on modeling the system as a privilege graph exhibiting operational security vulnerabilities and on transforming this privilege graph into a Markov chain corresponding to all possible successful attack scenarios. A(More)