An Ontology for Network Security Attacks

  • Andrew Simmonds
  • Peter Sandilands
  • Louis van Ekert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3285)


We first consider network security services and then review threats, vulnerabilities and failure modes. This review is based on standard texts, using well-known concepts, categorizations, and methods, e.g. risk analysis using asset-based threat profiles and vulnerability profiles (attributes). The review is used to construct a framework which is then used to define an extensible ontology for network security attacks. We present a conceptualization of this ontology in figure 1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Simmonds
    • 1
  • Peter Sandilands
    • 1
  • Louis van Ekert
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ITUniversity of Technology SydneyBroadwayAustralia

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