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Generating realistic environments for cyber operations development, testing, and training
Author(s): Vincent H. Berk; Ian Gregorio-de Souza; John P. Murphy
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Paper Abstract

Training eective cyber operatives requires realistic network environments that incorporate the structural and social complexities representative of the real world. Network trac generators facilitate repeatable experiments for the development, training and testing of cyber operations. However, current network trac generators, ranging from simple load testers to complex frameworks, fail to capture the realism inherent in actual environments. In order to improve the realism of network trac generated by these systems, it is necessary to quantitatively measure the level of realism in generated trac with respect to the environment being mimicked. We categorize realism measures into statistical, content, and behavioral measurements, and propose various metrics that can be applied at each level to indicate how eectively the generated trac mimics the real world.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8359, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense XI, 835908 (18 June 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924762
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Vincent H. Berk, Dartmouth College (United States)
Ian Gregorio-de Souza, Dartmouth College (United States)
John P. Murphy, Dartmouth College (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8359:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense XI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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