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Techniques for Supporting Prediction of Security Breaches in Critical Cloud Infrastructures Using Bayesian Network and Markov Decision Process

Abstract Emerging trends in cyber system security breaches in critical cloud infrastructures show that attackers have abundant resources (human and computing power), expertise and support of large organizations and possible foreign governments. In order to greatly improve the protection of critical cloud infrastructures, incorporation of human behavior is needed to predict potential security breaches in critical cloud infrastructures. To achieve such prediction, it is envisioned to develop a probabilistic modeling approach with the capability of accurately capturing system-wide causal relationship among the observed operational behaviors in the critical cloud infrastructure and accurately capturing probabilistic human (users’) behaviors on subsystem... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Nagaraja, Vinjith (Author) / Yau, Stephen S (Advisor) / Ahn, Gail-Joon (Committee member) / Davulcu, Hasan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Critical cloud infrastructures / predictive defense / probabilistic human behaviors / probabilistic reasoning / security breaches
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 63 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Computer Science 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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