Incremental acquisition of values to deal with cybersecurity ethical dilemmas

Deborah Richards*, Virginia Dignum, Malcolm Ryan, Michael Hitchens

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Abstract

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for organisations. Decision-making concerning responses to threats will involve making choices from a number of possible options. The choice made will often depend on the values held by the organisation and/or the individual/s making the decisions. To address the issue of how to capture ethical dilemmas and the values associated with the choices they raise, we propose the use of the Ripple Down Rules (RDR) incremental knowledge acquisition method. We provide an example of how the RDR knowledge can be acquired in the context of a value tree and then translated into a goal-plan tree that can be used by a BDI agent towards supporting the creation of ethical dilemmas that could be used for what-if analysis or training. We also discuss the AORTA framework can be extended with values to allow the BDI cognitive agent to take into consideration organisational norms and policies in its decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Management and Acquisition for Intelligent Systems
Subtitle of host publication15th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2018, Proceedings
EditorsKenichi Yoshida, Maria Lee
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages32-45
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319972893
ISBN (Print)9783319972886
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event15th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2018 held in conjunction with the 15th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, PRICAI 2018 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 28 Aug 201829 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11016 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2018 held in conjunction with the 15th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, PRICAI 2018
CountryChina
CityNanjing
Period28/08/1829/08/18

Keywords

  • Agents
  • AORTA
  • Beliefs desires intentions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Ripple Down Rules
  • Values

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