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Title: Towards A Network-of-Networks Framework for Cyber Security

Abstract

Networks-of-networks (NoN) is a graph-theoretic model of interdependent networks that have distinct dynamics at each network (layer). By adding special edges to represent relationships between nodes in different layers, NoN provides a unified mechanism to study interdependent systems intertwined in a complex relationship. While NoN based models have been proposed for cyber-physical systems, in this paper we build towards a three-layer NoN model for an enterprise cyber system. Each layer captures a different facet of a cyber system. We then discuss the potential benefits of graph-theoretic analysis enabled from such a model. Our goal is to provide a novel and powerful tool for modeling and analyzing problems in cyber security.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1092005
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-94257
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics, June 4-7, 2013, Seattle, Washington, 106-108
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Networks-of-networks; cyber security

Citation Formats

Halappanavar, Mahantesh, Choudhury, Sutanay, Hogan, Emilie A., Hui, Peter SY, Johnson, John R., Ray, Indrajit, and Holder, Lawrence B. Towards A Network-of-Networks Framework for Cyber Security. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1109/ISI.2013.6578796.
Halappanavar, Mahantesh, Choudhury, Sutanay, Hogan, Emilie A., Hui, Peter SY, Johnson, John R., Ray, Indrajit, & Holder, Lawrence B. Towards A Network-of-Networks Framework for Cyber Security. United States. doi:10.1109/ISI.2013.6578796.
Halappanavar, Mahantesh, Choudhury, Sutanay, Hogan, Emilie A., Hui, Peter SY, Johnson, John R., Ray, Indrajit, and Holder, Lawrence B. Fri . "Towards A Network-of-Networks Framework for Cyber Security". United States. doi:10.1109/ISI.2013.6578796.
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title = {Towards A Network-of-Networks Framework for Cyber Security},
author = {Halappanavar, Mahantesh and Choudhury, Sutanay and Hogan, Emilie A. and Hui, Peter SY and Johnson, John R. and Ray, Indrajit and Holder, Lawrence B.},
abstractNote = {Networks-of-networks (NoN) is a graph-theoretic model of interdependent networks that have distinct dynamics at each network (layer). By adding special edges to represent relationships between nodes in different layers, NoN provides a unified mechanism to study interdependent systems intertwined in a complex relationship. While NoN based models have been proposed for cyber-physical systems, in this paper we build towards a three-layer NoN model for an enterprise cyber system. Each layer captures a different facet of a cyber system. We then discuss the potential benefits of graph-theoretic analysis enabled from such a model. Our goal is to provide a novel and powerful tool for modeling and analyzing problems in cyber security.},
doi = {10.1109/ISI.2013.6578796},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {6}
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