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Activity Number: 339
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security
Abstract - #304307
Title: New Statistical Measures for Network Security
Author(s): Soumyo Moitra*+
Companies: Carnegie Mellon University
Address: 4601 Bayard Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-2721, United States
Keywords: Metrics ; Network security ; Traffic data ; Visibility

The extent to which a host or a site in seen across the Internet in terms of traffic going out from it can be an indicator of potential threats against it. In this paper we propose a set of metrics to estimate this visibility from network traffic data. We discuss the rationale behind these metrics, some of their statistical properties and their interpretation.

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