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Monitoring-Based Coordinated Defense through the Lens of the Coordination Theory

Monitoring-Based Coordinated Defense through the Lens of the Coordination Theory
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Author(s): Shuyuan Mary Ho (Syracuse University, USA)and U. Yeliz Ereryel (Syracuse University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch045
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


Coordinated defense in the cyber warfare has emerged to protect information assets through the use of technologies, policy and the best management practices to defend against coordinated attacks. However, combining massive security technologies, policies, procedures and security staff does not guarantee effectiveness of defense. Without a well-defined and structured element of coordination, an organization or a nation can not stand firm during coordinated attacks. This paper conceptualizes implicit coordination elements in the realm of monitoring- based coordinated defense, which is built upon the Coordination Theory. The framework is designed to collect and correlate distributed events from the components specified in the Coordination Theory for centralized monitoring mechanism that would result in better group decision-making and maximize chances of success in defending coordinated attacks. This paper contributes to the IT security and defense society by providing a systematic way of approaching coordinated defense; it also benefits the IT security and defense research by introducing the concept of coordinated defense, about which there is little research. Future studies in this area may include empirical analysis of the existing coordinated defense, such as incident response reporting systems against attacks, from the coordination theory perspective.

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