Title
Simulation of Computer Network Attacks
Authors
Carlos Sarraute, Fernando Miranda and Jose Orlicki
In
Argentine Symposium on Computing Technology (AST) 2007 - 36 JAIIO
Date published
2007-08-30

Abstract

In this work we present a prototype for simulating computer network attacks. Our objective is to simulate large networks (thousands of hosts, with applications and vulnerabilities) while remaining realistic from the attacker’s point of view. The foundation for the simulator is a model of computer intrusions, based on the analysis of real world attacks. In particular we show how to interpret vulnerabilities and exploits as communication channels. This conceptual model gives a tool to describe the targets, actions and assets involved in multistep network attacks. We conclude with applications of the attack simulator.

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