How safe are we: Metrics in Cybersecurity, Summer 2017

To assess the resilience of a computer system against various threats we need to have metrics that measure certain properties of a system. Moreover, metrics can be defined not only for a defender but also for assessing how successful the attacker is.

Currently, there already exists a number of metrics and categories in cybersecurity. The goal of this project is to examine the existing metrics and propose new ones that better capture certain behaviors of a system. Particular emphasis is given to metrics that can detect zero-day attacks. For development of new cybersecurity metrics we will e.g. draw inspiration from metrics used in biology


Contact: Erik Hemberg