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Entropy as a metric in critical infrastructure situational awareness
Author(s): Markus Klemetti; Samir Puuska; Jouko Vankka
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we expand our previously proposed critical infrastructure (CI) model with time dependent stochastic elements. In the model, CI is presented as a directed graph where each vertex represents a discrete system and directed edges dependency relations between the systems. Each node is associated with a finite state machine (FSM) which represents the operational status of the system in question. In this paper we associate a probability distribution to each FSM, which accounts for the flow of time and previous confirmed sensor reading. As time passes, the uncertainty about the state of the system increases. By relying on statistical probabilities that have been previously observed or known, it is possible to make predictions about the current state of CI. We present a dependency graph modelling a subset of Finnish electric grid and mobile networks. CI components are modelled using FSM structure augmented by probabilistic elements for entropy-based calculations. The proposed model provides an estimate about the state of the critical infrastructure when only limited information is available, while taking into account the increasing uncertainty created by the passage of time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9825, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XV, 98250K (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219871
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Markus Klemetti, National Defense Univ. (Finland)
Samir Puuska, National Defense Univ. (Finland)
Jouko Vankka, National Defense Univ. (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9825:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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