Date of Award
Master of Arts
The author proposes a new theoretical database for tracking cyber attacks on the internet called the "Correlates of Cyber Warfare" . Inspired by Professor J. David Singer's Correlates of War project, the author provides an overview of the requirements for such a database to be feasibly implemented and the benefits such a database would provide for future research. The author begins by covering the various databases which exist to track and monitor online disturbances, previous research involving collaborative intrusion detection systems, and the lack of data available regarding the sheer volume of cyber attacks traversing the internet. The paper continues to outline what data could be collected by a strategic deployment of IDS's, methods for optimal IDS deployment (with emphasis on transnational router collection), and potential privacy pitfalls that are summarily addressed. The paper ends by describing the many research and online safety benefits that would be seen by the implementation of such a system and methods to work around incomplete implementation.
Debeck, Charles, "The Correlates of Cyber Warfare: A database for the modern era" (2011). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 12062.