Content modification attacks on consensus seeking multi-agent system with double-integrator dynamics.

Abstract

In this paper, vulnerability of a distributed consensus seeking multi-agent system (MAS) with double-integrator dynamics against edge-bound content modification cyber attacks is studied. In particular, we define a specific edge-bound content modification cyber attack called malignant content modification attack (MCoMA), which results in unbounded growth of an appropriately defined group disagreement vector. Properties of MCoMA are utilized to design detection and mitigation algorithms so as to impart resilience in the considered MAS against MCoMA. Additionally, the proposed detection mechanism is extended to detect the general edge-bound content modification attacks (not just MCoMA). Finally, the efficacies of the proposed results are illustrated through numerical simulations.

Cite this paper

@article{Dong2016ContentMA, title={Content modification attacks on consensus seeking multi-agent system with double-integrator dynamics.}, author={Yimeng Dong and Nirupam Gupta and Nikhil Chopra}, journal={Chaos}, year={2016}, volume={26 11}, pages={116305} }