Hybrid Insider Cyber Security Threats Mitigation Scheme Using ECC and Behavoural Analysis Methodology
Advances in Wireless Communications and Networks
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 29-38
Received: Dec. 3, 2016;
Accepted: Dec. 23, 2016;
Published: Jul. 4, 2017
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Stephen M. Musili, Department of Computing, School of Computing and Information Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
Michael Kimwele, Department of Computing, School of Computing and Information Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
Richard Rimiru, Department of Computing, School of Computing and Information Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
The last decade has been characterized by many organizations making it their priority to embrace digital technologies in running their services. Cyberspace has hugely dominated how organizations use electronics and the electromagnetic spectrum to manipulate, and exchange data via interconnected systems. Due to cyber space’s great dependence on informatics and telecommunications for almost every activity and service, it’s extremely catastrophic to ignore the growing phenomenon of cybercrimes and the increasing number of threats to organizations’ systems. The threat to enterprises from insider activities is increasing, getting worse and that significant losses are being incurred. ESG research indicates that more than half (54%) of IT and security professionals believe that insider threats are more difficult to detect or even prevent today than they were in 2011 (Jon Oltsik, 2013). While many organizations focus their security efforts on their network border via excellently configured firewall systems, it is actually the insider who perhaps poses the most risk to cyber-security. Even the existence of some personnel can be at stake if the data is leaked. Cyber Security takes many forms and the range and nature of threat is so varied that there just isn’t any getting away from the fact that it will require a multi-faceted solution. This paper suggests a hybrid framework aimed at guiding the management in coming up with a near real time mitigation solution that can be used to mitigate (Detecting, Preventing and Responding) the dynamic enigma of insider threats. The framework is based on behavioral variation analysis in conjunction with the use of technical techniques. We tried to change the landscape by adding the technological and behavioral equivalent of security cameras or additional lighting, and see whether the resulting uncertainty will eradicate the risk of attack in the cyber space.
Stephen M. Musili,
Hybrid Insider Cyber Security Threats Mitigation Scheme Using ECC and Behavoural Analysis Methodology, Advances in Wireless Communications and Networks.
Vol. 3, No. 4,
2017, pp. 29-38.
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