Cyber Resilience, Transparency and Monotonicity under Zero-Trust

Professor Hideto Tomabechi
Carnegie Mellon University


Under a zero-trust paradigm for cyber resilience, we assume all defensive actions against an opponent’s penetration activities may fail. One important aspect in resilience is to have a very fast and computationally inexpensive way to recover the original state. One fast monotonic methodology is explained in this talk based on large scale systems we developed at Carnegie Mellon and through Japanese government-funded projects. The talk may include introduction to another project “Internal Representation in Cognitive Warfare.”

Seminar Video Recording


Professor Hideto Tomabechi received his Ph.D from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 1993. He was a member of Yale AI Lab and Yale Cognitive Science Project from 1985 to 1987 as a Fulbright Scholar. He moved to Carnegie Mellon during 1986 and joined Center for Machine Translation at School of Computer Science and also was a member of Laboratory for Computational Linguistics and Robotics Institute at CMU. He has been an Adjunct Fellow at CyLab, Carnegie Mellon University since 2008. From 2014 to March 2019, he was an Independent Advisor to the Chief of the Joint Staff, Admiral Kawano, of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and Liaison for JSDF/Carnegie Mellon Collaborations in Cyber Security. He recently joined the George Mason Faculty as a Visiting Professor in the C4I and Cyber Center of the Volgenau School of Engineering.