Mathematical modeling of cyber resilience

Abstract

We identify quantitative characteristics of responses to cyber compromises that can be learned from repeatable, systematic experiments. We model a vehicle equipped with an autonomous cyber-defense system and which also has some inherent physical resilience features. When attacked by malware, this ensemble of cyber-physical features (i.e., "bonware") strives to resist and recover from the performance degradation caused by the malware's attack. We propose parsimonious continuous models, and develop stochastic models to aid in quantifying systems' resilience to cyber attacks.

Citation

Kott, A., Weisman, M. J., & Vandekerckhove, J. (in press). Mathematical modeling of cyber resilience. IEEE Military Communications Conference Proceedings.

Bibtex

@incollection{kott_etal:in_press:Mathematical,
    title   = {{M}athematical modeling of cyber resilience},
    author  = {Kott, Alexander and Weisman, Michael J. and Vandekerckhove, Joachim},
    year    = {in press},
    journal = {IEEE Military Communications Conference Proceedings}
}