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vol 63 / August, 2020
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DOI 10.17586/0021-3454-2018-61-10-873-880

UDC 004.056

A TECHNIQUE OF VISUALIZATION OF CYBERSECURITY METRICS

M. V. Kolomeets
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the RAS, Laboratory of Computer Security Problems; Programmer


A. A. Chechulin
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Computer Security Problems;


E. V. Doynikova
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Aсadеmy of Sciences, Laboratory of Computer Security Problems; Post-Graduate Student


I. V. Kotenko
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Computer Security Problems ; Professor


Abstract. ПA technique of cyber security metrics visualization for support of decision-making process in risk analysis and countermeasure selection is proposed. This technique is used to select suitable visualization models for a predetermined set of security metrics or to create new specific models. A list of security metrics that characterize the network and its objects, indicators describing attacks on network objects and characterizing attackers is given, security incidents occurring in the system, countermeasures, and integral indicators of risk and choice of countermeasures reflecting the overall level of security and used for choice of protective measures are outlined, and a list of visualization models and their classification is presented. A developed software prototype of the visualization system based on the proposed method is presented. An example of the hierarchical creation of a custom model of visualization of security metrics of a corporate computer network based on the developed prototype is considered. 
Keywords: visualization models, security metrics, cost-sensitive metrics, countermeasure selection, security assessment

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