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Project ID: 314
Author: Vankata Devarapally
Project Title: Survivable System Analysis
Semester: Fall 2008
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. David Thomas
Committee Member 2: Dr. Long-zhuang Li
Project Description: Organizations and individuals want their technology to survive attacks, failures, and accidents, but the technology in computer systems, software, and network infrastructure components changes frequently and are vulnerable to disruption. System administrators, refers not only to professionals but also to owners of personal computer systems, need a solid educational foundation in order to react to technology changes, minimize disruptions, and manage their computer systems and network infrastructure components. Survivability, in the context of computer security, is the capability of a system to fulfill its mission in a timely manner, despite attacks, failures, or accidents. As a concept and as a practice, survivability should permeate all levels of an organization. An organization-wide understanding of the importance of survivability contributes to longterm growth and mission fulfillment. The main idea of this project is to study approaches, methods and strategies that will allow network administrators to survive an attack on the system. During the course of this project, different methods used in an organization to protect their assets are studied. The main aim of this project is to study information operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring availability, integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation.
Project URL:   314.pdf