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Microfiles as a Potential Source of Confidential Information Leakage

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Cyber warfares, as well as conventional ones, do not only comprise direct military conflicts involving weapons like DDoS attacks. Throughout their history, intelligence and counterintelligence played a major role as well. Information sources for intelligence can be closed (obtained during espionage) or open. In this chapter, we show that such open information sources as microfiles can be considered a potentially important additional source of information during cyber warfare. We illustrate by using real data based example that ignoring issues concerning providing group anonymity can lead to leakage of confidential information. We show that it is possible to define fuzzy groups of respondents and obtain their distribution using appropriate fuzzy inference system. We conclude the chapter with discussing methods for protecting distributions of crisp as well as fuzzy groups of respondents, and illustrate them by solving the task of providing group anonymity of a fuzzy group of “respondents who can be considered military enlisted members with the high level of confidence.”

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Chertov, O., Tavrov, D. (2015). Microfiles as a Potential Source of Confidential Information Leakage. In: Yager, R., Reformat, M., Alajlan, N. (eds) Intelligent Methods for Cyber Warfare. Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol 563. Springer, Cham.

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