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Improving system availability with near-miss analysis

Bihina Bella, Eloff, and Olivier


(Citation)Citation information

M. A. Bihina Bella, J. H. P. Eloff, and M. S. Olivier. “Improving system availability with near-miss analysis”. In: Network Security (Oct. 2012), pp. 18–20


One major function of computer security is to ensure the availability of an IT system. Software failures disrupt the availability of a system and its underlying resources. In addition, a system crash can cause data loss and data corruption, affecting the integrity of the stored information. It can also open the door for unauthorised access to confidential information by weakening security barriers such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems. Preventing major failures can thus prevent the unavailability of critical resources and any eventual information leakage and data corruption. It can also mitigate the business impact of such events, which can be disastrous.

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The definitive version of the paper is available from the publisher.
DOI: 10.1016/S1353-4858(12)70095-8

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author={Bihina Bella, Madeleine A and Jan H P Eloff and Martin S Olivier},
title={Improving system availability with near-miss analysis},
journal={Network Security},