An Extensible Simulation Framework for Critical Infrastructure Security


We introduce the Network Security Simulator (NeSSi²), an open source discrete event-based network simulator. It incorporates a variety of features relevant to network security distinguishing it from general-purpose network simulators. Compared to the predecessor NeSSi, it was extended with a three-tier plugin architecture and a generic network model to shift its focus towards simulation framework for critical infrastructures. We demonstrate the gained adaptability by different use cases.

author = {Jo"{e}l Chinnow and Rainer Bye and Stephan Schmidt and Karsten Bsufka and Seyit Ahmet Camtepe and Sahin Albayrak},
title = {An {E}xtensible {S}imulation {F}ramework for {C}ritical {I}nfrastructure {S}ecurity},
institution = {DAI-Labor, Technische Universit{"a}t Berlin},
month = {09},
year = {2009},
number = {TUB-DAI 09/09-01},
note = {}
Joel Chinnow, Rainer Bye, Stephan Schmidt, Karsten Bsufka, Seyit Ahmet Camtepe, Sahin Albayrak
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