Abstract

The Internet and other large computer networks have become an integral part of numerous daily processes. Security at the network layer is necessary to maintain infrastructure survivability in the case of cyber attacks aimed at routing protocols. In order to minimize undesired overhead associated with added security at this level, the notion of selective security is proposed. This thesis identifies elements in network topologies that are most important to the survivability of the network. The results show that the strategic placement of network security at critical elements will improve overall network survivability without the necessity of universal deployment.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science

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Date Submitted

2004-09-30

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd560

Keywords

computer, network, security, routing, topology

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