Visible to the public Enhanced dynamic cyber zone defense

TitleEnhanced dynamic cyber zone defense
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMcBride, Marci, Mitchell, Robert
Conference Name2018 IEEE 8th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC)
KeywordsAlgorithm, collaboration zones, Complexity theory, composability, computer security, cyber incidents, cyber systems, discrete-time simulation, dynamic cyber zone defense, Heuristic algorithms, Information security, intrusion tolerance, intrusion tolerance technique, Intrusion Tolrance, Laboratories, Limiting, moving target defense, pubcrawl, Resiliency, Runtime, security, security of data, simulation
AbstractInformation security is a top priority in government and industry because high consequence cyber incidents continue with regularity. The blue teamers that protect cyber systems cannot stop or even know about all these incidents, so they must take measures to tolerate these incursions in addition to preventing and detecting them. We propose dynamically compartmentalizing subject networks into collaboration zones and limiting the communication between these zones. In this article, we demonstrate this technique's effect on the attacker and the defender for various parameter settings using discrete-time simulation. Based on our results, we conclude that dynamic cyber zone defense is a viable intrusion tolerance technique and should be considered for technology transfer.
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