A network defense system for detecting and preventing potential hacking attempts

Saad Alsunbul, Phu Le, Jefferson Tan, Bala Srinivasan

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    Many computing systems have recently suffered significantly from hacking, and preventing hacking is important in protecting business, sensitive information and every day network communications. Many efforts have been made to provide security assurance by proposing security solutions. However, the gap between hacking incidents and current security solutions is significant. Fortunately, hacking attempts can be addressed if the pre-hacking step, called scanning, is properly investigated and good counter measures are in place. The importance of scanning appears is in providing sophisticated hackers with the necessary information about nominated victims' systems which eventually forms their hacking strategies. Therefore, this article proposes a security solution that aims to make scanning difficult by addressing its properties, which makes developing appropriate hacking strategies against protected computer networks unpractical. The proposed security solution protects computer networks by dynamically generating a unique protocol to replace the expected standard protocols and changing network paths periodically in order to confuse scanning attempts, as well as prevent unauthorized scanning and hacking traffic.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN 2016)
    Subtitle of host publication13-15 January 2016, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia [proceedings]
    EditorsHyungkeun Lee
    Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
    PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509017249
    ISBN (Print)9781509017256
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2016
    EventInternational Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN) 2016 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Duration: 13 Jan 201615 Jan 2016
    Conference number: 30th
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7422341/proceeding (Proceedings)


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN) 2016
    Abbreviated titleICOIN 2016
    CityKota Kinabalu
    Internet address


    • Active defence system
    • hacking
    • network security
    • pre-hacking
    • scanning

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