Description

Covert communication is a rapidly expanding field of research with significant impact on the security theater. These communication methods, or “covert channels”, can be applied in a number of ways, including as a mechanism for an attacker to leak data from a monitored system or network. This paper sets out to contribute to this field by introducing a new covert channel which operates over transport layer protocols. The mechanism is flexible, covert, and has the potential to operate at relatively high bandwidth. In addition, this paper proposes a number of encoding schemes which can be used in conjunction with this channel to improve its bandwidth and covertness.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit

7-2012

Comments

Presented at the 2012 International Conference on Security and Management, Las Vegas, NV, July 16-19.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department, Program, or Center

Information Sciences and Technologies (GCCIS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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