Friday, March 4, 2016

Looking Forward to Speaking at MITRE on Cybersecurity

On March 14, 2016, a day that is known as "Pi Day," I will be speaking at the MITRE Corporation in Bedford, Massachusetts.  The invitation came from Dr. Les Servi, who not only is an INFORMS Fellow, but he and I both received undergrad and graduate degrees in Applied Math at Brown University. I stayed on for my PhD there and Les went to Harvard for his.

The title of my talk, which I have been hard at work on, and enjoying preparing very much, is: "From Cybercrime in Financial Services to Cybersecurity Investments and Network Vulnerability."

I now have a stream of papers in cybersecurity, beginning with the paper: A Multiproduct Network Economic Model of Cybercrime in Financial Services, Anna Nagurney, Service Science 7(1): (2015) pp 70-81.  The paper: A Supply Chain Game Theory Framework for Cybersecurity Investments Under Network Vulnerability, Anna Nagurney, Ladimer S. Nagurney, and Shivani Shukla, in Computation, Cryptography, and Network Security, N.J. Daras and M.T. Rassias, Editors, Springer International Publishing Switzerland (2015) pp 381-398 is our first paper examining cyber network vulnerability in a supply chain context and extends our paper, A Game Theory Model of Cybersecurity Investments with Information Asymmetry, Anna Nagurney and Ladimer S. Nagurney, Netnomics 16(1-2): (2015) pp 127-148.
Since then, we have introduced nonlinear budget constraints on cyber security investments in the paper: A Supply Chain Network Game Theory Model of Cybersecurity Investments with Nonlinear Budget Constraints, Anna Nagurney, Patrizia Daniele, and Shivani Shukla, and,  with my collaborators in Italy, Professors Patrizia Daniele and Antonino Maugeri, we have co-authored the paper, Cybersecurity Investments with Nonlinear Budget Constraints: Analysis of the Marginal Expected Utilities, which is an invited paper for the volume: Operations Research, Engineering and Cyber Security: Trends in Applied Mathematics and Technology, T.M. Rassias and N.J. Daras, Editors, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Along with one of my doctoral students, Shivani Shukla, we have also recently revised and resubmitted a rather expansive paper: Multifirm Models of Cybersecurity Investment Competition vs. Cooperation and Network Vulnerability, in which we explore distinct concepts of Nash Equilibrium, Nash Bargaining, and System-Optimization for cybersecurity investments, and describe three case studies to the retail, financial services, and energy sectors, respectively.

In my MITRE presentation, I will focus on both the Service Science paper, and our most recent work, but will also highlight results for our supply chain game theory and cybersecurity investments models.

And, speaking of reciprocity, I am delighted that Dr. Les Servi will be speaking at the Isenberg School of Management on March 25 and the topic will also be cuybersecurity. The wonderful UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter President and students prepared the nice poster announcement for his talk below.
This month will certainly be an exciting one!