A Survey on Systems Security Metrics

@article{Pendleton2016ASO,
  title={A Survey on Systems Security Metrics},
  author={Marcus Pendleton and Richard Garcia-Lebron and Jin-Hee Cho and Shouhuai Xu},
  journal={ACM Comput. Surv.},
  year={2016},
  volume={49},
  pages={62:1-62:35}
}
Security metrics have received significant attention. However, they have not been systematically explored based on the understanding of attack-defense interactions, which are affected by various factors, including the degree of system vulnerabilities, the power of system defense mechanisms, attack (or threat) severity, and situations a system at risk faces. This survey particularly focuses on how a system security state can evolve as an outcome of cyber attack-defense interactions. This survey… CONTINUE READING
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