Cloud Provider's Response to Multiple Models of Attack Behaviors

Author(s): Xu Liu, Xiaoqiang Di*, Jinqing Li, Huamin Yang, Ligang Cong, Jianping Zhao

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Engineering

Volume 13 , Issue 4 , 2019

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Background: User behavior models have been widely used to simulate attack behaviors in the security domain. We revised all patents related to response to attack behavior models. How to decide the protected target against multiple models of attack behaviors is studied.

Methods: We utilize one perfect rational and three bounded rational behavior models to simulate attack behaviors in cloud computing, and then investigate cloud provider’s response based on Stackelberg game. The cloud provider plays the role of defender and it is assumed to be intelligent enough to predict the attack behavior model. Based on the prediction accuracy, two schemes are built in two situations.

Results: If the defender can predict the attack behavior model accurately, a single-objective game model is built to find the optimal protection strategy; otherwise, a multi-objective game model is built to find the optimal protection strategy.

Conclusion: The numerical results prove that the game theoretic model performs better in the corresponding situation.

Keywords: Cloud computing, behavior model, attack-defense game, VM, protection response, multi-objective optimization game.

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VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2019
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DOI: 10.2174/1872212112666180918165944
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