Mathematical and Statistical Opportunities in Cyber Security

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The role of mathematics in a complex system such as the Internet has yet to be deeply explored. In this paper, we summarize some of the important and pressing problems in cyber security from the viewpoint of open science environments. We start by posing the question 'What fundamental problems exist within cyber security research that can be helped by advanced mathematics and statistics'? Our first and most important assumption is that access to real-world data is necessary to understand large and complex systems like the Internet. Our second assumption is that many proposed cyber security solutions could critically damage both ... continued below

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Meza, Juan; Campbell, Scott & Bailey, David March 23, 2009.

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The role of mathematics in a complex system such as the Internet has yet to be deeply explored. In this paper, we summarize some of the important and pressing problems in cyber security from the viewpoint of open science environments. We start by posing the question 'What fundamental problems exist within cyber security research that can be helped by advanced mathematics and statistics'? Our first and most important assumption is that access to real-world data is necessary to understand large and complex systems like the Internet. Our second assumption is that many proposed cyber security solutions could critically damage both the openness and the productivity of scientific research. After examining a range of cyber security problems, we come to the conclusion that the field of cyber security poses a rich set of new and exciting research opportunities for the mathematical and statistical sciences.

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  • Report No.: LBNL-1667E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/950976 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 950976
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc930069

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Meza, Juan; Campbell, Scott & Bailey, David. Mathematical and Statistical Opportunities in Cyber Security, report, March 23, 2009; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc930069/: accessed August 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.