A Stochastic Model of Active Cyber Defense Dynamics

  title={A Stochastic Model of Active Cyber Defense Dynamics},
  author={Shouhuai Xu and Wenlian Lu and Hualun Li},
  journal={Internet Mathematics},
The concept of active cyber defense has been proposed for yea rs. However, there are no mathematical models for characterizing the effectiveness of active cyber defen se. In this paper, we fill the void by proposing a novel Markov process model that is native to the interaction betwe n cyber attack and active cyber defense. Unfortunately, the native Markov process model cannot be tackled by the techniques we are aware of. We therefore simplify, via mean-field approximation, the Markov process… CONTINUE READING
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