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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 172583, 11 pages
Research Article

The Framework for Simulation of Bioinspired Security Mechanisms against Network Infrastructure Attacks

1Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, Professora Popova Street 5, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2Laboratory of Computer Security Problems, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, 14th Line 39, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
3St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Kronverkskiy Prospekt 49, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Received 27 June 2014; Accepted 24 July 2014; Published 31 August 2014

Academic Editor: Jianjun Yang

Copyright © 2014 Andrey Shorov and Igor Kotenko. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper outlines a bioinspired approach named “network nervous system" and methods of simulation of infrastructure attacks and protection mechanisms based on this approach. The protection mechanisms based on this approach consist of distributed prosedures of information collection and processing, which coordinate the activities of the main devices of a computer network, identify attacks, and determine nessesary countermeasures. Attacks and protection mechanisms are specified as structural models using a set-theoretic approach. An environment for simulation of protection mechanisms based on the biological metaphor is considered; the experiments demonstrating the effectiveness of the protection mechanisms are described.