The Defense Against the latest Cyber Espionage both insider and outsider attacks
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study was carried out with the intention of examining the defensive mechanism employed against the latest cyber espionage methods including both insider and outsider attacks. The main focus of this study was on web servers as the targets of the cyber attacks. Information in connection to the study was obtained from researchers’ online articles. A survey was also conducted at MidSweden University in order to obtain information about the latest cyber attacks on web servers and about the existing defensive mechanism against such attacks. The existing defensive mechanism was surveyed and a simple design was created to assist in the investigation of the efficiency of the system. Some simple implementations of the existing defensive mechanism were made in order to provide some practical results that were used for the study. The existing defensive mechanism was surveyed and improved upon where possible. The improved defensive mechanism was designed and implemented and its results were compared with the results from the existing defensive mechanism. Due to the fact that the majority of the attackers use defensive mechanisms’ vulnerability in order to find their way into devices such as web servers, it was felt that, even with the most sophisticated improved defensive mechanism in place, it would not be entirely correct to claim that it is possible to fully protect web servers against such attacks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 56 p.
Cyber attacks, Cyber Esionage, Hackers, SQL injection, DDoS attack, DoS attack, defence against cyber Espionage and defence against cyber attacks.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-16477OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-16477DiVA: diva2:534755
Subject / course
Computer Engineering DT1
Internationellt kandidatprogram i datateknik TDKAG 180 hp
2012-06-05, M314, 851 70 Sundsvall Besöksadress: Holmgatan 10, Sundsvall, 14:41 (English)
Jennehag, Ulf, Dr