Attack Tree

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Definitions

European Project Definitions

CIPRNet project

The CIPRNet project [1] uses the following definition:

"Attack Trees provide a formal, methodical way of describing the security of systems, based on varying attacks. Basically, you represent attacks against a system in a tree structure, with the goal as the root node and different ways of achieving that goal as leaf nodes". [2]


DIESIS project

The DIESIS project [3] gives the following definition:

"Attack Trees provide a formal, methodical way of describing the security of systems, based on varying attacks. Basically, you represent attacks against a system in a tree structure, with the goal as the root node and different ways of achieving that goal as leaf nodes". [2]



Standard Definition

IETF

A branching, hierarchical data structure that represents a set of potential approaches to achieving an event in which system security is penetrated or compromised in a specified way.[4]

Discussion Topic

See discussion in [4].

See also

Notes

  1. http://www.ciprnet.eu/
  2. Bruce Schneier (1999). Attack Trees. Dr Dobb's Journal, v.24, n.12, December 1999
  3. http://www.diesis-project.eu/
  4. 4.0 4.1 IETF RFC449 Internet Security Glossary 2

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