STARTS: A decision support architecture for dynamic security configuration management

A. Singh, D. Lilja

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Abstract

Configuration of security controls is either static or event driven (such as an incident or in response to recommendations from a risk assessment exercise) in most organizations. These approaches do not adequately protect the organization because threats to information are ever changing and dynamic in nature. STARTS is a decision support architecture for dynamic security management. It is the first security architecture that proposes the use of statistical design of experiments technique for dynamic security configuration adjustment. This is accomplished through ongoing statistical analysis using control sensors. These sensors collaborate with each other on an ongoing basis via a Plackett-Burman matrix and generate recommendations on the adjustments that need to take place in the security configuration to respond to changing threats. In this paper, we describe the STARTS architecture as well as the results from its preliminary implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEM 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Pages2185-2191
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2009 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Dec 8 2009Dec 11 2009

Publication series

NameIEEM 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2009
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period12/8/0912/11/09

Keywords

  • Controls
  • Perl
  • Plackett-Burman
  • Risk management
  • Security

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    Singh, A., & Lilja, D. (2009). STARTS: A decision support architecture for dynamic security configuration management. In IEEM 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (pp. 2185-2191). [5373106] (IEEM 2009 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2009.5373106