An updated taxonomy for characterizing hackers according to their threat properties

Sara Ligaard Hald, Jens Myrup Pedersen

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to give an up-to-date terminology for and categorization of hackers on the Internet, and to characterize each category of hackers by their threat properties. To be able to prioritize defense efforts, security experts need an accurate taxonomy of attackers for the production of detailed and precise threat assessments. We take an existing taxonomy for hackers and update it to correspond to the terminology used by hackers and security experts. Also, the categories of hackers are updated to reflect the threat properties demonstrated in recent attacks, and each category is described in terms of motivations, capabilities, triggers, methods, and trends. The result is a current and detailed taxonomy usable in planning of digital defense efforts as well as in forensics after an attack has occurred.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Communication Technology (ICACT), 2012 14th International Conference on
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date2012
Pages81 - 86
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0150-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 14th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology - PyeongChang, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Feb 201222 Feb 2012

Conference

Conference2012 14th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityPyeongChang
Period19/02/201222/02/2012
SeriesProceeding & Journal of the International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology
ISSN1738-9445

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