Cyber security via signaling games: Toward a science of cyber security

William Casey, Jose A. Morales, Thomson Nguyen, Jonathan Spring, Rhiannon Weaver, Evan Wright, Leigh Metcalf, Bud Mishra

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Abstract

In March of 2013, what started as a minor dispute between Spamhaus and Cyberbunker quickly escalated to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that was so massive, it was claimed to have slowed internet speeds around the globe. The attack clogged servers with dummy internet traffic at a rate of about 300 gigabits per second. By comparison, the largest observed DDoS attacks typically against banks had thus far registered only 50 gigabits per second. The record breaking Spamhaus/Cyberbunker conflict arose 13 years after the publication of best practices on preventing DDoS attacks, and it was not an isolated event. Recently, NYU's Courant Institute and Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute have collaboratively devised a game-theoretic approaches to address various cyber security problems involving exchange of information (asymmetrically). This research aims to discover and understand complex structures of malicious use cases within the context of secure systems with the goal of developing an incentives-based measurement system that ensures a high level of resilience to attack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDistributed Computing and Internet Technology - 10th International Conference, ICDCIT 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages34-42
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319044828
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event10th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2014 - Bhubaneswar, India
Duration: Feb 6 2014Feb 9 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8337 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2014
CountryIndia
CityBhubaneswar
Period2/6/142/9/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Casey, W., Morales, J. A., Nguyen, T., Spring, J., Weaver, R., Wright, E., Metcalf, L., & Mishra, B. (2014). Cyber security via signaling games: Toward a science of cyber security. In Distributed Computing and Internet Technology - 10th International Conference, ICDCIT 2014, Proceedings (pp. 34-42). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8337 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04483-5_4