NIST Researchers Develop New Technique for Assessing Network Security
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new technique using attack graphs and the National Vulnerability Database to help IT administrators gauge the security of their network.Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new analysis technique to help IT administrators assess security risk. The patent-pending technique was developed by computer scientist Anoop Singhal and his research colleagues at George Mason University. Though NIST researchers weren't available this morning to comment on their findings, Singhal and his team use attack graphs and the National Vulnerability Database in their assessment of network pathways.
"We analyze all of the paths that system attackers could penetrate through a network and assign a risk to each component of the system," Singhal said in a statement. "Decision makers can use our assigned probabilities to make wise decisions and investments to safeguard their network."