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.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Deccio, Casey T., "Network-layer Selective Security" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 187.
computer, network, security, routing, topology