What is Steganography

Steganography is an art of hiding messages covert way so that exclusive the sender and recipient know the original message.

This technique permits sender and receiver to communicate secretly and thirdparty won’t mindful of the correspondence happen.

It replaces bits of unused information into the standard files—graphic,sound,text,video—with some different bits that have been gotten surreptitiously.

What is Steganalysis

Steganalysis is the process of recovering hidden data, It decides the encoded hidden message, and if conceivable, it recovers that message.

The message can be identified by taking a gander at changes between bit designs and unusually large file sizes.This is consider to be an attack on the covered information.

Network steganography  detection methods were somewhat  developed  independently from  IDS/IPS  systems Most  steganalysis  methods  focus  on  trying  to  detect the presence  of  hidden  communication  and  then  on limiting its transmission  capabilities,  because elimination  of  all  network  steganography opportunities  is practically impossible .

Importance of running Steganalysis with Network Systems

A detailed scenario conducted by Trustwave security experts to identify the importance of running Steganalysis with Network Systems.

In the scenario they consider an Employee who is having some confidential documents in his computer and if he sells that to another company he will under risk of consequences.

So he not find an alternative way, by using Stenography methods they may find a way to hide the document with the image to bypass Data loss prevention(DLP) filters and some other security tools.

Importance of running Steganalysis with Network Systems
StegoImage  Source : TrustWave

We have to utilize a steganalysis module in our systems for preventing this kind of attack. The most easiest approach is to run a steganalysis suite in one of our devices which analyzes the files that are attempting to leave the intranet.

Importance of running Steganalysis with Network Systems
StegoImage Network Module       Source : TrustWave


Trustwave security said ,One of the problems that we have these days is that there are not a lot of tools that include steganalysis modules, so it is a little difficult to protect out networks from this kind of attacks. There are different tools for steganalysis but almost all of them require a person to manually use them.

Also Read: