Patents by Inventor Ronda R. Henning

Ronda R. Henning has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7096502
    Abstract: A method and data processing system assesses the security vulnerability of a network by creating a system object model database representing a network. The system object model database supports the information data requirements of disparate network vulnerability analysis programs. The system object model database is exported to the disparate network vulnerability analysis programs. The network is analyzed with each network vulnerability analysis program to produce data results from each program. Data results are correlated to determine the security posture of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Fox, Ronda R. Henning, John T. Farrell, Clifford C. Miller
  • Patent number: 6883101
    Abstract: A method and data processing system assesses the security vulnerability of a network. A system object model database is created and supports the information data requirements of disparate network vulnerability analysis programs. Only the required data from the system object model database representing the network is imported to the programs, which then analyze the network to produce data results from each program. These data results are stored in a common system model database and within the data fact base. Goal oriented fuzzy logic decision rules are applied to determine the vulnerability posture of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Fox, Ronda R. Henning, John T. Farrell, Clifford C. Miller
  • Patent number: 6535227
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is contained on a computer screen and used for determining the vulnerability posture of a network. A system design window displays network items of a network map that are representative of different network elements contained within the network. The respective network icons are linked together in an arrangement corresponding to how network elements are interconnected within the network. Selected portions of the network map turn a different color indicative of a vulnerability that has been established for that portion of the network after a vulnerability posture of the network has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Fox, Ronda R. Henning, John T. Farrell, Clifford C. Miller