Complexity-theoretic Modeling of Biological Cyanide Poisoning as Security Attack in Self-organizing Networks
Source: University of Florida
The authors draw an analogy of biological cyanide poisoning to security attacks in self-organizing mobile ad hoc networks. When a circulatory system is treated as an enclosed network space, a hemoglobin is treated as a mobile node, and a hemoglobin binding with cyanide ion is treated as a compromised node (which cannot bind with oxygen to furnish its oxygen-transport function), they show how cyanide poisoning can reduce the probability of oxygen/message delivery to a "Negligible" quantity. Like modern cryptography, security problem in their network-centric model is defined on the complexity-theoretic concept of "Negligible", which is asymptotically sub-polynomial with respect to a pre-defined system parameter x.