POSTER: An Educational Network Protocol for Covert Channel Analysis Using Patterns

Steffen Wendzel , Wojciech Mazurczyk


The utilization of information hiding is on the rise among cybercriminals, e.g. to cloak the communication of malicious software as well as by ordinary users for privacy-enhancing purposes. A recent trend is to use network traffic in form of covert channels to convey secrets. In result, security expert training is incomplete if these aspects are not covered. This paper fills this gap by providing a method for teaching covert channel analysis of network protocols. We define a sample protocol called Covert Channel Educational Analysis Protocol (CCEAP) that can be used in didactic environments. Compared to previous works we lower the barrier for understanding network covert channels by eliminating the requirement for students to understand several network protocols in advance and by focusing on so-called hiding patterns.
Author Steffen Wendzel - Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics (FKIE) [Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE]
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, Wojciech Mazurczyk (FEIT / IT)
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- The Institute of Telecommunications
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Book Weippl Edgar, Katzenbeisser Stefan, Kruegel Christopher, Myers Andrew (eds.): Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 2016, New York, NY, USA, ACM, ISBN 978-1-4503-4139-4, 1900 p.
Keywords in EnglishSecurity and privacy, Network security, Social and professional topics, Computing education
ProjectThe Develpment of Digital Communicatios. Project leader: Siuzdak Jerzy, , Phone: +48 22 234-7868, start date 27-04-2015, end date 31-12-2016, IT/2015/statut, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
2016 Wendzel Mazurczyk POSTER An Educational.pdf 259.53 KB
Score (nominal)15
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Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 18-09-2020, BookChapterMatConfByConferenceseries
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 2; Scopus Citations = 3; GS Citations = 6.0
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