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vol 64 / July , 2021
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DOI 10.17586/0021-3454-2016-59-10-807-812

UDC 004.056

TECHNIQUE OF VISUALIZATION OF COMPUTER NETWORK TOPOLOGY FOR MONITORING OF INFORMATION SECURITY

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;


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


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Abstract. A new visualization technique for computer network topology is developed to be used in SIEM or similar systems for information security monitoring of computer networks. The technique is based on a proposed conception and is reported to improve the effectiveness of security visualization systems. The technique considers the existing visualization models that can be used for visualization of security monitoring data. The technique takes into the account the features of cognitive apparatus of the system operator described in detail in previous papers by the authors. The proposed technique contains all stages of data visualization process and therefore allows for consideration of individual components of visualization system of information security on the architecture level. Generally, the technique unifies the approach to development of security data visualization system for computer network. The results of the study may be used in design of a new visualization system, as well as for evaluation and improvement of existing visualization system efficiency. An example of the proposed technique application to improve the efficiency of network topology visualization based on tree and graph visual model is presented.
Keywords: visualization technique, visualization of topology of computer network, security monitoring of computer network, SIEM, cyber security

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