From A to Z: Developing a Visual Vocabulary for Information Security Threat Visualisation

TitleFrom A to Z: Developing a Visual Vocabulary for Information Security Threat Visualisation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsLi E., Barendse J., Brodbeck F., Tanner A.
Conference NameThird International Workshop GraMSec 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Conference LocationBerlin
Abstract

Security visualisation is a very difficult problem due to its inherent need to represent complexity and to be flexible for a wide range of applications. As a result, many current approaches are not particularly effective. This paper presents several novel approaches for visualising information security threats which aim to create a flexible and effective basis for creating semantically rich threat visualisation diagrams. By presenting generalised approaches, these ideas can be applied to a wide variety of situations, as demonstrated in two specific visualisations: one for visualising attack trees, the other for visualising attack graphs. It concludes by discussing future work and introducing a novel exploration of attack models.

DOI10.1007/978-3-319-46263-9_7