Simulation of cyber attacks with applications in homeland defense training

Bill Brown, Andrew Cutts, Dennis McGrath, David M. Nicol, Timothy Paul Smith, Brett Tofel

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We describe a tool to help exercise and train IT managers who make decisions about IP networks in the midst of cyber calamity. Our tool is interactive, centered around a network simulation. It includes various modes of communications one would use to make informed decisions. Our tool is capable of simulating networks with hundreds of components and dozens of players. Test indicate that it could support an exercise an order of magnitude larger and more complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventSensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C31) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement II - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 21 2003Apr 25 2003


  • Cyber exercise
  • Network simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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