A support network for distributed systems

Sahar Badri, Paul Fergus*, William Hurst

*Corresponding author for this work

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Critical infrastructures are the backbone of everyday life and their protection from cyber-threats is an increasingly pressing issue for governments and private industries. Not only is effective security costly, the requirements individual critical infrastructures have been often unique, meaning their security systems have to be tailored to match their specific needs. As a result of these factors, simulation can play a key role in the advancement of security measures in a cheap, safe and effective way. In this paper, the development of a distributed support system is presented. The system employs behaviour analysis techniques to support interconnected infrastructures and distribute security advice throughout an interdependent system of systems. The approach is tested through the simulation, which is used to build realistic data from 8 critical infrastructures. The research is inspired by the human immune characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Learning and Games - 10th International Conference, Edutainment 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsFeng Tian, Abdennour El Rhalibi, Zhigeng Pan, Baoquan Liu
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319402581
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2016 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 14 Apr 201616 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2016


  • Critical infrastructure
  • Data analysis
  • Distributed system
  • Simulation
  • System of systems


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