Security Measurements and Metrics for Networks

Thorsten Holz

Dependability Metrics (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4909, Advanced Lectures), pages 157-165, 2005


This chapter surveys research in two areas of security metrics: The first area is the field of malicious network traffic. The measurements made there are used to estimate the “health” of a network. The second area is the field of intrusion detection systems. These measurements can be taken as indicators on the quality of the system, i.e., its assurance to reliably detect intrusions.


tags: dependability, metrics