From A to Z: Developing a Visual Vocabulary for Information Security Threat Visualisation

  • Eric Li
  • Jeroen Barendse
  • Frederic Brodbeck
  • Axel Tanner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9987)

Abstract

Security visualisation is a very difficult problem due to its inherent need to represent complexity and to be flexible for a wide range of applications. As a result, many current approaches are not particularly effective. This paper presents several novel approaches for visualising information security threats which aim to create a flexible and effective basis for creating semantically rich threat visualisation diagrams. By presenting generalised approaches, these ideas can be applied to a wide variety of situations, as demonstrated in two specific visualisations: one for visualising attack trees, the other for visualising attack graphs. It concludes by discussing future work and introducing a novel exploration of attack models.

Keywords

Visualisation Security Model Attack tree Attack graph 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement ICT-318003 (TRESPASS). This publication reflects only the authors’ views, and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jeroen Barendse
    • 1
  • Frederic Brodbeck
    • 1
  • Axel Tanner
    • 3
  1. 1.LUSTThe HagueNetherlands
  2. 2.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.IBM Research – ZurichRüschlikonSwitzerland

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