Accession Number:

ADA502518

Title:

Self Organized Multi Agent Swarms (SOMAS) for Network Security Control

Descriptive Note:

Master's Thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

237.0

Abstract:

Computer network security is a very serious concern in many commercial, industrial, and military environments. This paper proposes a new computer network security approach defined by self organized agent swarms SOMAS which provides a novel computer network security management framework based upon desired overall system behaviors. The SOMAS structure evolves based upon the partially observable Markov decision process POMDP formal model and the more complex Interactive-POMDP and Decentralized-POMDP models, which are augmented with a new F-POMDP model. Example swarm specific and network based behaviors are formalized and simulated. This paper illustrates through various statistical testing techniques, the significance of this proposed SOMAS architecture, and the effectiveness of self organization and entangled hierarchies.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE