1st Edition

Case Studies in Secure Computing Achievements and Trends

Edited By Biju Issac, Nauman Israr Copyright 2015
    500 Pages 166 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    500 Pages 166 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    In today’s age of wireless and mobile computing, network and computer security is paramount. Case Studies in Secure Computing: Achievements and Trends gathers the latest research from researchers who share their insights and best practices through illustrative case studies.

    This book examines the growing security attacks and countermeasures in the stand-alone and networking worlds, along with other pertinent security issues. The many case studies capture a truly wide range of secure computing applications. Surveying the common elements in computer security attacks and defenses, the book:

    • Describes the use of feature selection and fuzzy logic in a decision tree model for intrusion detection
    • Introduces a set of common fuzzy-logic-based security risk estimation techniques with examples
    • Proposes a secure authenticated multiple-key establishment protocol for wireless sensor networks
    • Investigates various malicious activities associated with cloud computing and proposes some countermeasures
    • Examines current and emerging security threats in long-term evolution backhaul and core networks
    • Supplies a brief introduction to application-layer denial-of-service (DoS) attacks

    Illustrating the security challenges currently facing practitioners, this book presents powerful security solutions proposed by leading researchers in the field. The examination of the various case studies will help to develop the practical understanding required to stay one step ahead of the security threats on the horizon.

    This book will help those new to the field understand how to mitigate security threats. It will also help established practitioners fine-tune their approach to establishing robust and resilient security for next-generation computing systems.

    Survey of Secure Computing; Kuruvilla Mathew and Biju Issac
    Feature Selection and Decision Tree: A Combinational Approach for Intrusion Detection; Hari Om and Alok Kumar Gupta
    Fuzzy Logic-Based Application Security Risk Assessment; Hossain Shahriar, Hisham M. Haddad, and Ishan Vaidya
    Authenticated Multiple-Key Establishment Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks; Jayaprakash Kar
    Tees Confidentiality Model (TCM2): Supporting Dynamic Authorization and Overrides in Attribute Based Access Control; Jim Longstaff and Tony Howitt
    Design and Analysis of Independent, Open-Access Wi-Fi Monitoring Infrastructures in Live Environments; Jonny Milliken, Kian Meng Yap, and Alan Marshall
    Security Attacks and Countermeasures in Cloud Computing; Kashif Munir, Lawan Ahmad Mohammad, and Sellapan Palaniappan
    Optimizing Ant-Based Internet Protocol Traceback; Mohammad Hamedi-Hamzehkolaie, Mohammad Javad Shamani, and M. B. Ghaznavi-Ghoushchi
    A Case Study on Security Issues in LT E Backhaul and Core Networks; Madhusanka Liyanage, Mika Ylianttila, and Andrei Gurtov
    A Case Study of Intelligent ID S False Alarm Reduction in Cloud Environments: Challenges and Trends; Yuxin Meng, We njuan Li, and Lam-For Kwok
    Attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks and Their Countermeasures; Mukesh Kumar and Kamlesh Dutta
    Privacy-Preserving Identity-Based Broadcast Encryption and Its Applications; Muthulakshmi Angamuthu, Anitha Ramalingam, and Thanalakshmi Perumal
    The Impact of Application-Layer Denial-of-Service Attacks; Hugo Gonzalez, Marc Antoine Gosselin-Lavigne, Natalia Stakhanova, and Ali A. Ghorbani
    Classification of Radical Messages on Twitter Using Security Associations; Pooja Wadhwa and M. P. S. Bhatia
    Toward Effective Malware Clustering: Reducing False Negatives through Feature Weighting and the Lp Metric; Renato Cordeirode Amorim and Peter Komisarczuk
    Reversible Watermarking: Theory and Practice; Ruchira Naskar and Rajat Subhra Chakraborty
    Web Application Security Attacks and Countermeasures; Tushar Kanti Saha and A. B. M. Shawkat Ali
    Security in Mobile Networks: A Novel Challenge and Solution; Tran Quang Thanh, Yacine Rebahi, and Thomas Magedanz
    Web Session Security: Attack and Defense Techniques; Zachary Evans and Hossain Shahriar
    Internet Botnets: A Survey of Detection Techniques; Boris Nechaev and Andrei Gurtov
    Creating a Solid Information Security Infrastructure through the Use of the Intelligence Cycle: A Case Study; Carlos F. Lerma Reséndez
    A Novel Construction of Certificateless Signcryption Scheme for Smart Card; Jayaprakash Kar


    Dr. Biju Issac is a senior lecturer at the School of Computing, Teesside University, United Kingdom, and has more than 15 years of academic experience with higher education in India, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. He earned a PhD in networking and mobile communications, along with MCA (master of computer applications) and BE (electronics and communications engineering).

    He is a senior Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) member, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) member, and a chartered engineer (CEng). He is a CISCO-Certified Network Associate (CCNA) instructor, a Sun-Certified Java instructor, and a Lotus Notes professional. His broad research interests are in computer networks, wireless networks, computer or network security, mobility management in 802.11 networks, intelligent computing, data mining, spam detection, secure online voting, e-learning, and so forth. Dr. Issac has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed research publications, including conference papers, book chapters, and journal papers. He has supervised postgraduate research students to completion. He is in the technical program committee of many international conferences and on the editorial board of some journals and has reviewed many research papers.

    Dr. Nauman Israr has been a senior lecturer at the School of Computing, Teesside University, United Kingdom, for many years. He earned his PhD in wireless sensor networks at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He teaches computer networks–related subjects at the university. His areas of research expertise are wireless sensor networks, wireless networked control systems, fly-by-wireless systems, active aircraft, and wireless embedded systems. Dr. Israr was a research fellow at Queen’s University Belfast (Active Aircraft Project). The aim of that project was to design and develop a wireless nervous system for the next-generation Airbus aircrafts, where the wireless system will be used to reduce the turbulence on the aircraft, thus reducing the fuel burned. He has published a number of conference papers, book chapters, and journal papers.