Two CyLab researchers led a study that has been named 2017's Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper by NSA's Science of Security initiative.
Tiffany Bao, a former Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. student who graduated last July, and her advisor, ECE professor David Brumley, co-authored a study titled, "How shall we play a game? A Game-theoretical Model for Cyber-warfare Games," with collaborators from UC-Santa Barbara.
"The paper was selected because it exemplifies outstanding scientific research, is technically sound, and is well written," reads a statement on the competition website.
In the paper, the authors apply game theory to develop a cyber-warfare strategy that is superior to previous work within seconds, making strategic reasoning at computer speeds a reality.
During the pursuit of her Ph.D., Bao's research focused on cyber autonomy and can be read about more in-depth here.
The winning authors will be attending a special recognition ceremony at the NSA later this month.