Homework #16 - Surveillance - Due Wednesday Oct 26, 11PM
Turn in this assignment via email (email@example.com)
by the due date, with the term Homework in the Subject.
Read the paper
Targeted Threat Index: Characterizing and Quantifying Politically-Motivated Targeted Malware,
Seth Hardy et al., USENIX Security 2014.
Briefly write up your views of:
- What are the main contributions of this paper?
- What parts of the paper do you find unclear? (optional)
- What parts of the paper are questionable? (That is, you think a
conclusion may be wrong, an approach or evaluation technically
flawed, or data ill-presented.)
No need to discuss here questionable facets of the paper that
you will cover in the next part of the assignment.
- Reflecting on how the paper characterizes social engineering and technical
complexity, can you identify instances where the "Targeted Threat
Index" described in the paper might not be a good measure for
"identifying malware threats with the highest potential to
successfully compromise victims"?