Faculty Advisor

Harrison, Lane T.

Abstract

The threat of data breach rises every day, and many organizations lack the resources to patch every vulnerability they might have. Yet, these organizations do not prioritize what vulnerabilities to patch in an optimal way, in part due to a lack of context needed to make these decisions. Our team proposes the Vulnerability Visualization (VV) tool, a web visualization dashboard for increasing analyst prioritization capabilities through visualization of context for network scans. Evaluations demonstrate that the VV tool enhances the vulnerability management (VM) process through augmenting the discovery and prioritization of vulnerabilities. We show that adding context to the VM process through visualization allows people to make better decisions for vulnerability remediation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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