A Technology for Detection of Advanced Persistent Threat in Networks and Systems Using a Finite Angular State Velocity Machine and Vector Mathematics

  • Gregory VertEmail author
  • Ann Leslie Claesson-Vert
  • Jesse Roberts
  • Erica Bott


The aim of this chapter is to apply an advanced journal-published state machine engine to the analysis of state variables that can detect the presence of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and other malware. The Finite Angular State Velocity Machine (FAST-VM) can model and analyze large amounts of state information over a temporal space. The ability to analyze and model large amounts of data over time is a key factor in detecting Advanced Persistent Threat. Experimentally, the FAST-VM has analyzed 10,000,000 state variable vectors in around 24 ms. This demonstrates the application of “big data” to the area of cyber security. The Finite Angular State Transition Velocity Machine (FAST-VM) has the capability to address these challenges and is based on previous published work with Spicule. It reduces the high order of state variable changes that have subtle changes in them over time to a threat analysis that is easy to comprehend and can also predict future threats. FAST-VM unifies the three major areas of IDS (anomaly, misuse, and specification) into a single model. The FAST-VM mathematical analysis engine has shown great computational possibilities in prediction, classification, and detection, but it has never been mapped to a system’s state variables. This technology seeks to determine how to map the state variables in a system to detect APT. Successful technology development in this area could dramatically affect all facets of computation, especially autonomous vehicles and networks. This chapter will present theory then application of this advanced technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory Vert
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ann Leslie Claesson-Vert
    • 2
  • Jesse Roberts
    • 1
  • Erica Bott
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Security and Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityPrescottUSA
  2. 2.School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

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