Risk assessment in transactions under threat as Partially Observable Markov Decision Process

Vassilev, Vassil, Donchev, Doncho and Demir, Tonchev (2021) Risk assessment in transactions under threat as Partially Observable Markov Decision Process. In: International Conference on Optimization in Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences (ODS 2021), 14-17 September 2021, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy. (In Press)

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Abstract / Description

This paper presents a theoretical model and algorithms for calculating the security risks for planning active counteractions in transaction processing under security threats. It is a part of an integrated cybersecurity framework, which combines AI-based planning of active counteractions with Machine Learning for the detection of security threats during transaction processing. The risk assessment is based on the optimal strategy for decision making which minimizes the security risks in controlled transactions modeled as Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP). By statistical reduction, this model is converted into a Markov Decision Process (MDP) with full information so that the algorithm for calculating the risks can use the standard dynamic programming. Although developed primarily for applications in fintech industry, this framework can be adapted to a wide range of business process workflows that incorporate both synchronous operations and asynchronous events caused by human errors, technical faults, or external interventions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cybersecurity; Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP); Markov Decision Process (MDP)
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Vassil Vassilev
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2021 14:56
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2021 14:56
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6826

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