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Operations with Degraded Security
November/December 2011 (vol. 9 no. 6)
pp. 43-48
Simson L. Garfinkel, Naval Postgraduate School
George Dinolt, Naval Postgraduate School
Modern systems aren't designed to support some ongoing operations after their security has been compromised. Using Sterbenz's ResiliNets (resilient networks) model for describing the tasks of managing a system that might be attacked, the authors discuss five strategies for operating in a degraded security environment: ignorance is bliss (no recovery); response and recovery (no remediation, diagnosis, or refinement); isolate and treat (remediation, followed by recovery); in situ analysis (covert monitoring); and battleshort: hunker down and live with it.

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Index Terms:
Insecurity, degraded security, ResiliNets, battleshort, DoD Instruction 8500.2
Simson L. Garfinkel, George Dinolt, "Operations with Degraded Security," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 43-48, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MSP.2011.149
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