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Firewall formulation driven by risk analysis

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Date Issued:
2006
Summary:
At the turn of the new millennium, the focus of Information Technology Management turned to Information and Systems Security, as opposed to competitive advantage investment. In catering to the security needs of various firms and institutions, it is seen that different entities require varying Information Security configurations. This thesis attempts to utilize Risk Analysis, a commonly used procedure in business realms, to formulate customized Firewalls based on the specific needs of a network, subsequently building an effective system following the "Defense in Depth" strategy. This is done by first choosing an efficient Risk Analysis model which suits the process of creating Firewall policies, and then applying it to a particular case study. A network within Florida Atlantic University is used as an experimental test case, and by analyzing the traffic to which it is subject while behind a single Firewall layer, a specific Security Policy is arrived at and implemented.
Title: Firewall formulation driven by risk analysis.
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Name(s): Srinivasan, Sriram, Jr.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Pandya, Abhijit S., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 79 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: At the turn of the new millennium, the focus of Information Technology Management turned to Information and Systems Security, as opposed to competitive advantage investment. In catering to the security needs of various firms and institutions, it is seen that different entities require varying Information Security configurations. This thesis attempts to utilize Risk Analysis, a commonly used procedure in business realms, to formulate customized Firewalls based on the specific needs of a network, subsequently building an effective system following the "Defense in Depth" strategy. This is done by first choosing an efficient Risk Analysis model which suits the process of creating Firewall policies, and then applying it to a particular case study. A network within Florida Atlantic University is used as an experimental test case, and by analyzing the traffic to which it is subject while behind a single Firewall layer, a specific Security Policy is arrived at and implemented.
Identifier: 9780542579592 (isbn), 13348 (digitool), FADT13348 (IID), fau:10198 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Subject(s): Computer networks--Security measures
Electronic data processing departments--Security measures
Firewalls (Computer security)
Risk assessment
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