Managing the adoption of asymmetric bidirectional firewalls: Seeding and mandating

M. H R Khouzani, Soumya Sen, Ness B. Shroff

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Abstract

The security of the Internet can be significantly improved if Internet Service Providers adopt firewalls to monitor traffic entering and leaving access networks. But this process suffers due to 'free-riding', and hence, regulatory requirements and 'seeding' strategies are required to influence the adoption process. In this paper, we analytically derive the equilibrium adoption levels and relate them to the initial seeding and mandating condition, and explore the issues of incentive alignment across users, firewall developers, and regulators. We define different notions of optimality and analytically develop optimum seeding and mandating policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012
Pages911-916
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 3 2012Dec 7 2012

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Other

Other2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period12/3/1212/7/12

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