Information Attack Model

An Investigation Into the Application of Defence In Depth Theory to Electronic Information Protection

ABSTRACT

This paper discusses an investigation into the application of traditional Defense in Depth theory to digital electronic information protection. Defense in Depth is firstly discussed in a physical security context, where deterrence, detection, delay and response are shown to be achieved by psychological, electronic, physical and procedural barriers. The Electronic Information Attack Model is then proposed, which comprises a hierarchical structure defining different aspects of electronic information and ways of attacking its confidentiality, integrity and availability. The final component then proposes that the four Defense in Depth functions can provide electronic information protection by layering barriers at various levels in the Electronic Information Attack Model.

Journal of Information Warfare

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