University of Hull CSI

Technical Report CSI-0018

Agent-Based Models for Analysing Cybersecurity and Privacy Protocols amongst Maritime Shipping Vessels

K. A. Hawick

Archived: 2016

Abstract

Modern maritime vessels have access to a range of global positioning and other satellite information and communications systems. The Automatic Identification System (AIS) uses localised radio frequency information to exchange information between individual vessels at a peer-based level. We develop an agent-based model for global scaled numbers of vessels exchanging such information and explore the consequences of individual rogue agents misrepresenting themselves for various purposes. We explore scaling effects of misinformation in the global system and some possible network approaches to validating and verifying information using peer-based and global information systems. We consider complex and emergent behaviours for the overall global system integrity based on parameterised and critical numbers of local rogue vessel agents.

Keywords: marine security; cybersecurity; security networks; AIS networks; shipping; spoofing; system failure

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@TechReport{CSI-0018,
        Title = {Agent-Based Models for Analysing Cybersecurity and Privacy Protocols amongst Maritime Shipping Vessels},
        Author = {K. A. Hawick},
        Institution = {Computer Science, University of Hull},
        Year = {2016},
        Address = {Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, UK},
        Month = {February},
        Number = {CSI-0018},
        Type = {CSI},
        Keywords = {marine security; cybersecurity; security networks; AIS networks; shipping; spoofing; system failure},
        Owner = {kahawick},
        Timestamp = {2016.11.07}
}


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