Cyber Fighter Associate: A Decision Support System for cyber agility

Charles Huber, Patrick McDaniel, Scott E. Brown, Lisa Marvel

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

In the event of a cyber attack it is important for network defenders to make quick, informed decisions to secure assets. However, the human decision making process is slow and inefficient compared to the speed at which cyber operations can occur. The use of a decision support system (DSS) would help aid agility decisions to shorten the amount of time a network is insecure. In tactical military networks, such a DSS would need to consider constrained resources such as battery life and bandwidth as well as mission goals. In this paper we describe a DSS (Cyber Fighter Associate (CyFiA)) to help select agility maneuvers to contain and eliminate a malicious infection in a mobile ad hoc network (MANET). A variety of scenarios prioritizing factors such as node criticality, health, security and capability are employed. Our results show that CyFiA selects the best sequence of maneuvers for the scenarios and can reduce energy costs when securing a MANET.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 50th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, CISS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages198-203
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467394574
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 2016
Event50th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, CISS 2016 - Princeton, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2016Mar 18 2016

Publication series

Name2016 50th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, CISS 2016

Other

Other50th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences, CISS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period3/16/163/18/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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