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A Security Analysis Framework Powered by an Expert System
Maher Mohamed Gamal, Bahaa Hassan, Abdel Fatah Hegazy
Pages - 505 - 527     |    Revised - 31-01-2011     |    Published - 08-02-2011
Volume - 4   Issue - 6    |    Publication Date - January / February  Table of Contents
Computer Security, Security Analysis, Expert System, Security Framework, Computer Attacks
Today\'s IT systems are facing a major challenge in confronting the fast rate of emerging security threats. Although many security tools are being employed within organizations in order to standup to these threats, the information revealed is very inferior in providing a rich understanding to the consequences of the discovered vulnerabilities. We believe expert systems can play an important role in capturing any security expertise from various sources in order to provide the informative deductions we are looking for from the supplied inputs. Throughout this research effort, we have built the Open Security Knowledge Engineered (OpenSKE) framework (http://code.google.com/p/openske), which is a security analysis framework built around an expert system in order to reason over the security information collected from external sources. Our implementation has been published online in order to facilitate and encourage online collaboration to increase the practical research within the field of security analysis.
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Mr. Maher Mohamed Gamal
EDC - Egypt
Dr. Bahaa Hassan
Arab Security Consultants - Egypt
Dr. Abdel Fatah Hegazy
Arab Academy of Science, Technology & Maritime Transport - Egypt

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