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Overview

In 1775, Paul Revere, the folk hero of the American Revolution, galloped wildly on horseback through small towns to warn American colonists that the British were coming. In today's Internet age, how do we warn vast numbers of computers about impending cyber attacks?

Rapid and widespread dissemination of security updates throughout the Internet would be invaluable for many purposes, including sending early-warning signals, distributing new virus signatures, updating certificate revocation lists, dispatching event information for intrusion detection systems, etc. However, notifying a large number of machines securely, quickly, and with high assurance is very challenging. Such a system must compete with the propagation of threats, handle complexities in large-scale environments, address interruption attacks toward dissemination, and also secure itself.



Disseminating Security Updates at Internet Scale describes a new system, Revere, that addresses these problems. Revere builds large-scale, self-organizing and resilient overlay networks on top of the Internet to push security updates from dissemination centers to individual nodes. Revere also sets up repository servers for individual nodes to pull missed security updates. This book further discusses how to protect this push-and-pull dissemination procedure and how to secure Revere overlay networks, considering possible attacks and countermeasures. Disseminating Security Updates at Internet Scale will present experimental measurements of a prototype implementation of Revere gathered using a large-scale oriented approach. These measurements suggest that Revere can deliver security updates at the required scale, speed and resiliency for a reasonable cost.



Disseminating Security Updates at Internet Scale is designed to meet the needs of researchers and practitioners in industry and graduate students in computer science. This book will also be helpful to those trying to design peer systems at large scale when security is a concern, since many of the issues faced by these designs are also faced by Revere. The Revere solutions may not always be appropriate for other peer systems with very different goals, but the analysis of the problems and possible solutions discussed here will be helpful in designing a customized approach for such systems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402073052
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/30/2002
  • Series: Advances in Information Security Series , #8
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 157
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Trademarks
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 Assurance via Redundancy 13
3 RBone: A Self-Organized Resilient Overlay Network 23
4 Dissemination Procedure 47
5 Security 67
6 Real Measurement Under Virtual Topology 95
7 Related Work 123
8 Future Work 135
9 Conclusions 139
References 145
Index 153
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