Job Completion Time under Migration-based Dynamic Platform Technique

TitleJob Completion Time under Migration-based Dynamic Platform Technique
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsX Chang, Y Shi, Z Zhang, Z xu, and K Trivedi
JournalIeee Transactions on Services Computing
Date Published01/2020

Migration-based Dynamic Platform (MDP) technique, a type of Moving Target Defense (MTD) techniques, defends against sophisticated cyber-attacks by randomly and dynamically selecting a platform for executing service/job. Security defense mechanisms protect service/job usually at the cost of degrading its performance. Therefore, it is valuable to make a trade-off between service/job security and its performance. However, previous researches on MTD techniques either focused on analyzing MTD effectiveness of protecting service/job or studied service/job performance with the assumption that attacks on service/job make no influence on its execution. This paper aims to apply analytical modeling techniques to investigate the impact of MDP technique on job completion time in a system under attack. We use Stochastic Reward Nets (SRNs) to develop a Markov chain-based model for capturing typical behaviors of the adversary, the vulnerable system and a job. The formulas are derived for calculating the metrics of interest. Numerical analysis is conducted to study the impact of key parameters on job completion time and job security loss.

Short TitleIeee Transactions on Services Computing