A bio-inspired approach to attack graphs analysis

Salvatore Vitabile, Alessio Merlo, Mauro Migliardi, Simone Sante Ruffo, Vincenzo Conti

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Computer security has recently become more and more important as the world economy dependency from data has kept growing. The complexity of the systems that need to be kept secure calls for new models capable of abstracting the interdependencies among heterogeneous components that cooperate at providing the desired service. A promising approach is attack graph analysis, however the manual analysis of attack graphs is tedious and error prone. In this paper we propose to apply the metabolic network model to attack graphs analysis, using three interacting bio-inspired algorithms: topological analysis, flux balance analysis, and extreme pathway analysis. A developed framework for graph building and simulations as well as an introductory use case are also outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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