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A Scalable Approach to Analyzing Network Security Using Compact Attack Graphs

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Executive Summary

The compact attack graphs implicitly reveal the threat of sophisticated multi-step attacks by enumerating possible sequences of exploits leading to the compromising given critical resources in enterprise networks with thousands of hosts. For security analysts, the challenge is how to analyze the complex attack graphs with possible ten thousands of nodes for defending the security of network. In the paper, the authors will essentially discuss three issues about it. The first is to compute non-loop attack paths with the distance less than the given number that the real attacker may take practically in realistic attack scenarios.

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