A Study on Cyber Target Importance Quantification and Ranking Algorithm

Kookjin Kim, Seunghwan Oh, Donghwan Lee, Jiwon Kang, Jungsik Lee, Dongkyoo Shin
2022 Applied Sciences  
Most of the challenges and conflicts facing countries and groups today involve cyberspace. Therefore, military forces around the world are developing methods (doctrines) and weapon systems to conduct cyberspace operations in order to dominate cyberspace. To conduct cyberspace operations, cyber target information must be collected in cyberspace, and cyber targets must be selected to achieve effective operational objectives. In this study, we develop a target importance rank (TIR) algorithm based
more » ... on the PageRank algorithm that quantitatively calculates the importance of each target in cyberspace for cyber target selection. The proposed algorithm was developed to quantify the degree of connectivity, criticality, and exposure of computer network hosts, and to create a list of target importance priorities based on the quantified values.
doi:10.3390/app12041833 fatcat:uam6xbscpneepittt4wftlc2jy