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A system dynamics approach to CNO modeling

Sara Mitchell (Carnegie Mellon University)
2:10pm–2:50pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Bridging business and security
Location: Beekman
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Everyone can find value in this presentation.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of system dynamics (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Explore a model that attempts to explain the optimal resource allocation of APTs and targets based on the feedback loops present in system dynamics

Description

Recent research on advanced persistent threats (APTs) has focused on development of tools, tactics, and procedures (TTP). However, developing an understanding of the managing bodies and bureaucracies that drive these actors and their computer network operations (CNOs) is just as significant as understanding their TTP.

Sara Mitchell shares a model that attempts to explain the optimal resource allocation of APTs and targets based on the feedback loops present in system dynamics. The assumption is that in this allocation there is an optimal way to operate to either attack or defend infrastructure.

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Sara Mitchell

Carnegie Mellon University

Sara Mitchell is a recent graduate in security from Carnegie Mellon University, where her research focused on the role of modeling and simulation in threat intelligence.