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A computational model and multi-agent simulation for information assurance

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VanPutte, Michael A.
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Irvine, Cynthia
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2002-06
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June 2002
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School.
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This dissertation introduces a computational model of IA called the Social-Technical Information Assurance Model (STIAM). STIAM models organizations, information infrastructures, and human actors as a complex adaptive system. STIAM provides a structured approach to express organizational IA issues and a graphical notation for depicting the elements and interactions. The model can be implemented in a computational system to discover possible adaptive behavior in an IA environment. A multi-agent simulation is presented that introduces several innovations in multi-agent systems including iconnectors, a biologically inspired visual language and mechanism for inter-agent communications. The computational model and simulation demonstrate how complex societies of autonomous entities interact. STIAM can be implemented as a hypothesis generator for scenario development in computer network defensive mechanisms.
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Computer Science
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xviii, 178 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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