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CYRAN: A Hybrid Cyber Range for Testing Security on ICS/SCADA Systems

Hallaq, Bil; Nicholson, Andrew; Smith, Richard; Maglaras, Leandros; Janicke, Helge; Jones, Kevin


Bil Hallaq

Andrew Nicholson

Richard Smith

Helge Janicke

Kevin Jones


Cyber Security of ICS/SCADA systems is a major aspect of current research focus. Cyber Ranges and Test-beds can serve as means of vulnerability and threat analysis of real SCADA systems with low costs. Significantly lacking from current research, is detailed documentation of the decision process and the potential difficulties that need to be considered when undertaking the creation of a Cyber Range (CR) in order to facilitate the capture of labelled datasets which is included in this paper. This paper makes several further contributions; a review of Cyber Ranges created by Academic Institutions that influenced the criteria in creating CYRAN, the De Montfort University CYber RANge. The article presents the design implementation, the process of creating effective rules of engagement, the management and running of a Cyber Range Event (CRE) with partners from Industry and Academia and the creation of labelled datasets.

Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date Jan 6, 2023
Publisher IGI Global
Pages 622-637
Book Title Cyber Security and Threats: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
ISBN 9781522556343
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