Graph Drawing for Security Visualization

TitleGraph Drawing for Security Visualization
Publication TypeBook Chapters
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsTamassia R, Palazzi B, Papamanthou C
EditorTollis IG, Patrignani M
Book TitleGraph Drawing
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Pagination2 - 13
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-642-00218-2, 978-3-642-00219-9
KeywordsAlgorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity, Computer Graphics, Data structures, Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science

With the number of devices connected to the internet growing rapidly and software systems being increasingly deployed on the web, security and privacy have become crucial properties for networks and applications. Due the complexity and subtlety of cryptographic methods and protocols, software architects and developers often fail to incorporate security principles in their designs and implementations. Also, most users have minimal understanding of security threats. While several tools for developers, system administrators and security analysts are available, these tools typically provide information in the form of textual logs or tables, which are cumbersome to analyze. Thus, in recent years, the field of security visualization has emerged to provide novel ways to display security-related information so that it is easier to understand. In this work, we give a preliminary survey of approaches to the visualization of computer security concepts that use graph drawing techniques.