Towards A Theory of Autonomous Reconstitution of Compromised Cyber-Systems

Supplement: IEEE 2013 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers

Pradeep Ramuhalli, Mahantesh Halappanavar, Jamie Coble, and Mukul Dixit

ABSTRACT: Awarded Best Paper in the Cyber Security track.

Effective reconstitution approaches for cyber systems are needed to keep critical infrastructure operational in the face of an intelligent adversary. The reconstitution response, including recovery and evolution, may require significant reconfiguration of the system at all levels to render the cyber-system resilient to ongoing and future attacks or faults while maintaining continuity of operations. A theoretical basis for optimal dynamic reconstitution is needed to address the challenge of ensuring that dynamic reconstitution is optimal with respect to resilience metrics, and is being developed and evaluated in this project. Such a framework provides the technical basis for evaluating cyber-defense and reconstitution approaches. This paper describes a preliminary framework that may be used to develop and evaluate concepts for effective autonomous reconstitution of compromised cyber systems.  Download the full article.

Keywords-resilient cyber-systems; reconstitution; recovery; evolution

SUGGESTED CITATION:
Ramuhalli, Pradeep et al. “Towards A Theory of Autonomous Reconstitution of Compromised Cyber-Systems.” Homeland Security Affairs, IEEE 2013 Conference on Technology for Homeland Security: Best Papers (April 2014) https://www.hsaj.org/articles/259


This article was originally published at the URL https://www.hsaj.org/special:article=0.7.5.

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