Dependencies and, eventually, interdependencies among Critical Infras- tructures are difficult to identify and to model, because their effects appears in few situations with unpredictable consequences. Adding cy- ber attacks in this context makes analysis even more complex. Inte- grating cyber attacks and interdependencies consequences requires the knowledge of both fields with a common abstraction level. CISIApro is a Critical Infrastructure simulator, and it was born for eval- uating consequences of faults and failures on interdependent infrastruc- tures. In this paper, CISIApro implements the effects of cyber attacks on physical equipment and on infrastructure services. The case study highlights the main functionality of the simulator, with a complex scenario where several events may happen: first an ARP spoofing attack, and then a worm infection. The scenario considers three interconnected infrastructures: a medium voltage power grid, controlled by a SCADA control center over a SCADA network, interconnected with a general-purpose telecommunication network. The simulation results display the output of CISIApro in event of cyber attacks. The simulation demonstrates the help of CISIApro output in a decision making process for electric operators: specifically, the choice between different re-configurations.

Foglietta, C., Palazzo, C., Santini, R., Panzieri, S. (2015). ASSESSING RISK OF CYBER THREATS USING CISIAPRO SIMULATOR. In Springer New York LLC (a cura di), IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. NEW YORK : Springer.

ASSESSING RISK OF CYBER THREATS USING CISIAPRO SIMULATOR

FOGLIETTA, CHIARA
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Palazzo C;SANTINI, RICCARDO;PANZIERI, Stefano
2015-01-01

Abstract

Dependencies and, eventually, interdependencies among Critical Infras- tructures are difficult to identify and to model, because their effects appears in few situations with unpredictable consequences. Adding cy- ber attacks in this context makes analysis even more complex. Inte- grating cyber attacks and interdependencies consequences requires the knowledge of both fields with a common abstraction level. CISIApro is a Critical Infrastructure simulator, and it was born for eval- uating consequences of faults and failures on interdependent infrastruc- tures. In this paper, CISIApro implements the effects of cyber attacks on physical equipment and on infrastructure services. The case study highlights the main functionality of the simulator, with a complex scenario where several events may happen: first an ARP spoofing attack, and then a worm infection. The scenario considers three interconnected infrastructures: a medium voltage power grid, controlled by a SCADA control center over a SCADA network, interconnected with a general-purpose telecommunication network. The simulation results display the output of CISIApro in event of cyber attacks. The simulation demonstrates the help of CISIApro output in a decision making process for electric operators: specifically, the choice between different re-configurations.
2015
Foglietta, C., Palazzo, C., Santini, R., Panzieri, S. (2015). ASSESSING RISK OF CYBER THREATS USING CISIAPRO SIMULATOR. In Springer New York LLC (a cura di), IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. NEW YORK : Springer.
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