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ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations


This collection includes most of the ASU Theses and Dissertations from 2011 to present. ASU Theses and Dissertations are available in downloadable PDF format; however, a small percentage of items are under embargo. Information about the dissertations/theses includes degree information, committee members, an abstract, supporting data or media.

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Dissertations and Theses granted by Arizona State University are archived and made available through a joint effort of the ASU Graduate College and the ASU Libraries. For more information or questions about this collection contact or visit the Digital Repository ETD Library Guide or contact the ASU Graduate College at gradformat@asu.edu.


An examination of 12 darkweb sites involved in selling hacking services - often referred to as ”Hacking-as-a-Service” (HaaS) sites is performed. Data is gathered and analyzed for 7 months via weekly site crawling and parsing. In this empirical study, after examining over 200 forum threads, common categories of services available on HaaS sites are identified as well as their associated topics of conversation. Some of the most common hacking service categories in the HaaS market include Social Media, Database, and Phone hacking. These types of services are the most commonly advertised; found on over 50\% of all HaaS sites, while …

Contributors
Vincent, Brian W, Shakarian, Paulo, Candan, Selcuk, et al.
Created Date
2018

Reasoning about the activities of cyber threat actors is critical to defend against cyber attacks. However, this task is difficult for a variety of reasons. In simple terms, it is difficult to determine who the attacker is, what the desired goals are of the attacker, and how they will carry out their attacks. These three questions essentially entail understanding the attacker’s use of deception, the capabilities available, and the intent of launching the attack. These three issues are highly inter-related. If an adversary can hide their intent, they can better deceive a defender. If an adversary’s capabilities are not well …

Contributors
Nunes, Eric, Shakarian, Paulo, Ahn, Gail-Joon, et al.
Created Date
2018