CWSS

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CWSS : Common Wireless Security Scoring

Once the security risks are identified it must be assigned a risk rating based on a set of objective parameters. The standarization of risk allocation mechanism allows multiple people to classified in the same way the security or insecurity of wireless infrastructure.

OWISAM proposes to use a risk classification system compatible with CVSS [1], the de facto standard today. CVSS uses the following to sign the risk of vulnerability:

Base metrics:: "Exploitability Metrics" e "Impact Metrics"

Environment metrics:: "General Modifiers" e "Impact Subscore Modifiers"

Temporal metrics:: Temporal Score Metrics


The proposal is to modify two elements of the based metrics:

- Related exploit range (AccessVector): This element is modified by "Network Coverage" (NetworkCoverage): The values ​​can be high, medium, low.

Low: Need to be in a location close to the access point

Medium: Outside the perimeter of the building / local / office.

High: visibility with directional antenna.


Attack complexity (AccessComplexity): This element is modified to "Login Credentials" (Credentials) with values: Very complex, complex, weak, predictable.

Very complex: There isn't technical feasibility to obtain, guess or decrypt the key long term.

Complex: There is a possibility that the key can be guess or crack in the medium term.

Weak: A attack oriented guessing or decryption of passwords might get in short term.

Predictable: The password does not exist, is trivial, or can guess based on other operating parameters.


This risk classification system, compatible with CVSS, has been called CWSS (Common Wireless Security Scoring)

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