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A Mobile Ambients-Based Approach for Network Attack Modelling and Simulation

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A Mobile Ambients-Based Approach for Network Attack Modelling and Simulation
Abstract—Attack Graphs are an important support for assessment and subsequent improvement of network security. They reveal possible paths an attacker can take to break through security perimeters and traverse a network to reach valuable assets deep inside the network. Although scalability is no longer the main issue, Attack Graphs still have some problems that make them less useful in practice. First, Attack Graphs remain difficult to relate to the network topology. Second, Attack Graphs traditionally only consider the exploitation of vulnerable hosts. Third, Attack Graphs do not rely on automatic identification of potential attack targets. We address these gaps in our MsAMS (Multi-step Attack Modelling and Simulation) tool, based on Mobile Ambients. The tool not only allows the modelling of more static aspects of the network, such as the network topology, but also the dynamics of network attacks. In addition to Mobile Ambients, we use the PageRank algorithm to determine targets an...
Virginia N. L. Franqueira, Pascal van Eck, Roel Wi
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where IEEEARES
Authors Virginia N. L. Franqueira, Pascal van Eck, Roel Wieringa, Raul H. C. Lopes
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