Mathematical Challenges in Cybersecurity


This white paper is a response to a recent report on cybersecurity submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (Catlett, 2008). We discuss what we see as some of the major mathematical challenges in cybersecurity. The document is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather the articulation of a few key themes. We have organized our thoughts into three challenge areas: modeling large-scale networks, threat discovery, and network dynamics.

Tech. Rep., Sandia National Laboratories
D. M. Dunlavy, B. Hendrickson, T. G. Kolda. Mathematical Challenges in Cybersecurity. Tech. Rep. No. SAND 2009-0805, Sandia National Laboratories, 2009.


author = {Daniel M. Dunlavy and Bruce Hendrickson and Tamara G. Kolda}, 
title = {Mathematical Challenges in Cybersecurity}, 
number = {SAND 2009-0805}, 
institution = {Sandia National Laboratories}, 
month = {February}, 
year = {2009},