Modeling and Simulation Environment for Critical Infrastructure Protection
Final rept. 1 May 2001-30 Apr 2006
WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON BOARD OF REGENTS/RESEARCH SPONSORED PROGRAMS
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This project integrated diverse disciplines to provide multidisciplinary analysis, understanding, and remediation of problems in the protection of critical national infrastructures. The project included basic mathematical and engineering analysis of structure and properties, analysis of human factors aspects both of the system operations and of the acts of intelligent adversaries including red teams, and computer-science approaches to problems such as automating detection of intrusions and responses to restore effectiveness after attacks. The project goals were 1 Develop models, software, and simulation tools for detection, characterization, and assessment of vulnerabilities in networked, interacting systems 2 Develop understanding of the underlying phenomena and technological opportunities in systems employing hybrid human, physical and informational architectures, and build models and simulation environments suited to such systems 3 Identify key vulnerabilities and develop principles for reducing vulnerability to human intrusion in networked systems 4 Explore the use of models and simulation, together with evolving knowledge in human factors engineering 5 Synthesize ideas and techniques across several tasks towards conducting pilot studies to establish proof of principle. The project work consisted of activities in the following broad sub-areas 1 Identification, detection, and characterization of vulnerabilities, 2Resilient system architectures, 3 Integration, synthesis, and impact.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems
- Computer Systems Management and Standards