Optimal Personalized Filtering Against Spear-Phishing Attacks

@inproceedings{Laszka2015OptimalPF,
  title={Optimal Personalized Filtering Against Spear-Phishing Attacks},
  author={Aron Laszka and Yevgeniy Vorobeychik and Xenofon D. Koutsoukos},
  booktitle={AAAI},
  year={2015}
}
To penetrate sensitive computer networks, attackers can use spear phishing to sidestep technical security mechanisms by exploiting the privileges of careless users. In order to maximize their success probability, attackers have to target the users that constitute the weakest links of the system. The optimal selection of these target users takes into account both the damage that can be caused by a user and the probability of a malicious e-mail being delivered to and opened by a user. Since… CONTINUE READING

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