Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


secau Security Research Centre Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia


12th Australian Information Warfare and Security Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia, 5th -7th December, 2011


Due to many cyber attacks in the last years, governments are realizing how vulnerable they have become should there be a break out of a cyberwar. This urged them to establish a cyber warfare information infrastructure in a short time. However, this cyber warfare information infrastructure relies heavily on public infrastructures, like electricity and the Internet, which will be most likely targeted themselves. Therefore, a cyber warfare information infrastructure is by definition a vulnerable infrastructure that needs to be secured against attacks and made resilient. In this paper, we provide a method inspired by the theory of Complex Adaptive Systems to improve the resilience of cyber warfare information infrastructures. This method is applied on one specific security system as a showcase, namely, the intrusion detection system.