A failure to communicate: Security vulnerabilities in the GridStreamX Edgeware application

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Any communications network is subject to becoming the target of exploitation by criminal hackers looking to gain unauthorized access to an information system. As a computer information infrastructure, the wireless grid Edgeware technology model aims at aggregating ensembles of shared, heterogeneous and distributed wireless resources to provide transparent services of various applications, systems and devices. Currently, there is no research exploring the exploitation of technical vulnerabilities from a hacker's attack against a wireless grid Edgeware application. Using a quantitative research method from the theoretical perspective of an anatomy of a network attack, the central premise of this article is to compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of a wireless grid called the GridStreamX Edgeware application for vulnerability exploitation through a laboratory experiment within the Syracuse University Wireless Grid Innovation Testbed (WiGiT). The GridStreamX Edgeware application is cloud to 'worst case scenario' emergency response wireless Grid resource, which can be utilized as a data communication vehicle during an enterprise network catastrophe and/or failure. This research makes a meaningful theoretical and managerial contribution because it represents the first empirical examination of researching the technical requirements of the open specifications for wireless grid Edgeware technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages516-523
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781908320209
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2013 - Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
Duration: Mar 23 2013Mar 25 2013

Publication series

Name2013 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2013

Other

Other2013 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2013
CountryChina
CityYangzhou, Jiangsu
Period3/23/133/25/13

Keywords

  • Edgeware
  • cloud computing
  • cyber-attacks
  • grid computing
  • hacking
  • virtualization
  • vulnerabilities
  • wireless grids
  • workplace-as-a-service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A failure to communicate: Security vulnerabilities in the GridStreamX Edgeware application'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Brooks, T., Kaarst-Brown, M., Caicedo, C., Park, J., & McKnight, L. (2013). A failure to communicate: Security vulnerabilities in the GridStreamX Edgeware application. In 2013 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2013 (pp. 516-523). [6750254] (2013 8th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICITST.2013.6750254