Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gary B. Lamont, PhD
Computer network security is a very serious concern in many commercial, industrial, and military environments. This paper proposes a new computer network security approach defined by self-organized agent swarms (SOMAS) which provides a novel computer network security management framework based upon desired overall system behaviors. The SOMAS structure evolves based upon the partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) formal model and the more complex Interactive-POMDP and Decentralized-POMDP models, which are augmented with a new F(*-POMDP) model. Example swarm specific and network based behaviors are formalized and simulated. This paper illustrates through various statistical testing techniques, the significance of this proposed SOMAS architecture, and the effectiveness of self-organization and entangled hierarchies.
DTIC Accession Number
Holloway, Eric M., "Self Organized Multi Agent Swarms (SOMAS) for Network Security Control" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2473.