Application of Autonomic Agents for Global Information Grid management and security

Don P. Cox, Youssif Al-Nashif, Salim Hariri

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9 Scopus citations

Abstract

In the near future, the U.S. DoD will activate a newly created Global Information Grid (GIG) providing an agile, robust, interoperable and collaborative communication network. This GIG is viewed as the single most important contributor to combat power and protection [1]. The GIG can be characterized as a globally interconnected, end-toend set of disparate information and processing capabilities available on-demand to warfighters, policymakers and support personnel. Management of the GIG resources and operation will be, of necessity, intrinsic to the architecture and transparent to the user. The development an architecture that is secure against malicious exploitation, data or service denial and data corruption is a principal focus. Introduction of mobile, adhoc network elements having intermittent network connectivity and limited life exacerbates this problem. In this paper we explore the GIG and present an innovative application of Autonomic Agent technology currently in development that has the potential to automate many of the obligatory network management tasks. Additionally, we introduce a GIG Simulation Testbed that, utilizing Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS), is proving useful in simulating GIG operation at the node level for the analysis of agent-based detection and neutralization of network cyber attacks by malicious parties and programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSummer Computer Simulation Conference 2007, SCSC'07, Part of the 2007 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim'07
Pages1147-1154
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventSummer Computer Simulation Conference 2007, SCSC 2007, Part of the 2007 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim 2007 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2007Jul 18 2007

Publication series

NameSummer Computer Simulation Conference 2007, SCSC'07, Part of the 2007 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim'07
Volume2

Other

OtherSummer Computer Simulation Conference 2007, SCSC 2007, Part of the 2007 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/15/077/18/07

Keywords

  • Autonomia
  • Autonomic agents
  • Global Information Grid
  • Net-centric warfare
  • Network security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Cox, D. P., Al-Nashif, Y., & Hariri, S. (2007). Application of Autonomic Agents for Global Information Grid management and security. In Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2007, SCSC'07, Part of the 2007 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim'07 (pp. 1147-1154). (Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2007, SCSC'07, Part of the 2007 Summer Simulation Multiconference, SummerSim'07; Vol. 2).