- Advances in Automated Attack Planning
- Carlos Sarraute and Alejandro Weil
- PacSec Conference, Tokyo, Japan. November 12/13, 2008.
- Date published
- Attack planning, dynamic replanning, agents
The problem of automating network attacks (in particular, penetration tests) has gained importance, since the pentester's work requires a high level of expertise and is time and resources consuming. We show the limitations of classical approaches based on the construction of attack graphs. We propose a solution focused on the attacker's point of view, which can be efficiently applied to real size networks, deals with uncertainty and changes in the attacker's knowledge of the network by constructing a dynamic graph, modified in real time as new information is gathered. This model easily allows the incorporation of expert knowledge in the form of strategies that reduce planning complexity.