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Threat Modeling for Cyber Range: An Ontology-Based Approach

  • Lei GongEmail author
  • Yu Tian
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 517)

Abstract

Cyber Range has become a very important means to support tasks such as network security technology validation, network weapon testing, training of network attack and defense and network risk assessment. However, Cyber Ranger faces many security threats from internal and external environments. In order to establish an adaptive security protection system, threat modeling is needed to analyze potential threats and provide security solutions. In this paper, we present a novel threat modeling method for Cyber Range. Based on ontology and knowledge graph, our research focuses on the design of threat ontology, knowledge base, and unified description specification. Typical cases are given to demonstrate our approach. This study could serve as groundwork for further Cyber Range researches including security architecture, situation awareness and intelligent decision-making.

Keywords

Cyber range Threat modeling Ontology Knowledge graph Threat knowledge extraction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China Academy of Electronics and Information TechnologyBeijingChina

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