Accession Number:

ADA579667

Title:

Cyber Adversary Dynamics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 2011-Sep 2012

Corporate Author:

DARTMOUTH COLL HANOVER NH THAYER SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The goal of this project was to develop and demonstrate capabilities for modeling and exploiting the coevolution of offensive and defensive cyber behavior. We are calling such capabilities Cyber Adversary Dynamics. Using recent advances in behavioral game theory and a systematic treatment of open source data, this project created a scientific foundation for modeling cyber activity within adversarial situations. Initial research in this field has produced proof-of-concept approaches for and examples of Cyber Adversary Dynamics, identifying what is possible over different time scales and investment levels. This forms a basis for understanding and assessing adversarial cyber behavior, and provides a significant national opportunity for improving cyber resiliency.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE