Comparing Strategic and Tactical Responses to Cyber Threats

Jordan T. Thayer, Mark Burstein, Robert P. Goldman, Ugur Kuter, Paul Robertson, Robert Laddaga
2013 2013 IEEE 7th International Conference on Self-Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops  
The STRATUS project is building a capability for resilience against cyber threats to distributed systems. STRATUS is designed to anticipate, diagnose and respond proactively to threats. It uses a reactive technique to respond to the latest events quickly and a more 'strategic' techniques that involves early recognition and response to attack plans. We focus here on a set of simulation experiments where we approximate the behavior to be produced by STRATUS in order to evaluate its responses
more » ... its responses given a variety of missions and attacks on those missions. We show the relative merits of responding to threats using local, reactive responses versus strategically ones and present evidence that justifies combining the two.
doi:10.1109/sasow.2013.25 dblp:conf/saso/ThayerBGKRL13 fatcat:vu5sktlc5ncu5dywnnbbgelbxm