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Objectively Assessing System Security

Method of Assessing Security of an Information Access System

Popular security assessments of information access systems typically rely on such subjective labels as low, medium, or high, ignoring specific protection tradeoffs between intrusion and Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks. This technology objectively estimates the total vulnerabilities of an information access system that is protected by multiple verification mechanisms. The final estimation of system vulnerability is derived from the combination of the error tradeoffs for each specific verification.

 

Abstract: 

Click to view PDFs of these patents on the US Patent and Trademark Office website: Patent 7,895,659

applications: 
  • Technology/cyber security auditing firms
  • Security verification system providers
  • Creation of a comprehensive verification product portfolio
Patent Number: 
7,895,659
Patent Issue Date: 
February 22, 2011
Email: 
tech_transfer@nsa.gov
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