Date Added: Apr 2011
To measure the overall security of a network, a crucial issue is to correctly compose the measure of individual components. Incorrect compositions may lead to misleading results. The detection of vulnerabilities and security level estimation are the main and important tasks of protecting computer networks. To obtain correct compositions of individual measures, the authors need to first understand the interplay between network components. For example, how vulnerabilities can be combined by attackers in advancing an intrusion. This paper takes into consideration the models and architecture of intelligent components intended for analyzing computer network vulnerabilities and costing the security level of the computer networks.