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Optimizing Active Cyber Defense

Wenlian Lu; Shouhuai Xu; Xinlei Yi;
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  • Published: 28 Mar 2016
Abstract
Active cyber defense is one important defensive method for combating cyber attacks. Unlike traditional defensive methods such as firewall-based filtering and anti-malware tools, active cyber defense is based on spreading "white" or "benign" worms to combat against the attackers' malwares (i.e., malicious worms) that also spread over the network. In this paper, we initiate the study of {\em optimal} active cyber defense in the setting of strategic attackers and/or strategic defenders. Specifically, we investigate infinite-time horizon optimal control and fast optimal control for strategic defenders (who want to minimize their cost) against non-strategic attackers...
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free text keywords: Computer Science - Cryptography and Security, Computer Science - Social and Information Networks, Computer Science - Systems and Control, Mathematics - Dynamical Systems, Mathematics - Optimization and Control, Optimal control, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Nash equilibrium, symbols.namesake, symbols, Cyber defense, Computer science
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publication . Preprint . Part of book or chapter of book . 2016

Optimizing Active Cyber Defense

Wenlian Lu; Shouhuai Xu; Xinlei Yi;