Knowledge Reformulation and Deception as a Defense Against Automated Cyber Adversaries

Ron Alford, Lukáš Chrpa, Mauro Vallati, Andy Applebaum

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Abstract

Leveraging automated planning has been shown to be advantageous for automating network penetration testing, providing a foundation to generate intelligent approaches to attacking a target system. Unfortunately, this same technology has the potential to be abused by actual attackers, presenting a challenge to defenders. In this paper, we investigate how we can leverage ideas from the deception community to reduce the automated planning capacity of an actual attacker. Our extensive experimental analysis sheds some light on the susceptibility of planning-based attackers to knowledge modifications, potentially yielding to new insights on future techniques for cyber defense.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 35th International FLAIRS Conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference
PublisherFlorida Online Journals
Number of pages6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 12 Mar 2022
Event35th International FLAIRS Conference: The Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference - Hutchinson Island, United States
Duration: 15 May 202218 May 2022
Conference number: 35
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Conference

Conference35th International FLAIRS Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHutchinson Island
Period15/05/2218/05/22
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