Cyber Defense via Event-Based Modeling: An Approach for Modeling and Querying System of Systems Behaviors for Unwanted States

Author USMA Department

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

USMA Center/Institute Affiliation

Cyber Research Center

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Fall 9-2017


Behavior modeling, SoS requirements analysis, Light-weight formal methods, Visualization, Computational modeling, Business, Unified modeling language, Automobiles, Computer architecture


This paper presents a new approach for identifying unknown and/or unwanted states within a system of systems (SoS) architecture using a graphical representation of the event-based modeling language, Monterey Phoenix. The paper demonstrates how the graphical modeling tool can create a single model that contains a mix of human, system, and environmental events, all of which contain event attributes. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate a new approach to cyber defense by evaluating attributes of human, system, and environmental events.

Conference Name

Software Technology Conference (STC), 2017 IEEE 28th Annual

Conference Location

Gaithersburg, MD

Conference Dates