Cyber Situational Awareness using Intelligent Information Fusion Engine (IIFE)

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Abstract. Situational awareness (SA) represents a knowledge state which is obtained from existing information, and plays an important role in decision making process. Considering the importance of making the best decisions in the shortest time, improving situational awareness, to aim a better perception and comprehension from existing situation, has been a basic topic in recent researches in a variety of domains. In cyber domain, because of its complexity and large amount of data which gathered from different sensors, we need a well suited model for situational awareness to denote all aspects of this domain. In this paper, a new model of situational awareness is proposed which uses intelligent information fusion engine (IIFE) as a main element of situational awareness system. The proposed model is capable of managing large amounts of data and represents a higher abstract level of information. It can also drive knowledge acquisition and evaluates the current situation based on acquired knowledge. 


Situational Awareness, Cyber Defense, Intelligent Fusion Engine, Information Fusion

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