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Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

Virtual Machines for Cyber Range Emulation of CPS and IoT

Principal Investigator: Chris Foreman

Embedded systems, such as Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT), are rapidly penetrating all aspects of society. Such applications include home appliances, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), i.e., smart meters, and connected automobiles to name a few. These applications are built on embedded systems utilizing custom hardware and firmware. In order to develop and evaluate today’s new technologies in IoT, it is necessary to have a capability to simulate such devices and operating environments at high fidelity, both in function and in form. By function, we refer to a capability to simulate the devices and environment functionally, as is typically done in current approaches. By form, however, we particularly refer to a capability to emulate the devices and environment physically, such that the characteristics of manufacturing discrepancies, functional repeatability, timing and delays, firmware issues, RF responses, electrical responses, and others may be included in evaluations.

Personnel

Other PIs: Elisa Bertino

Keywords: cyber range, embedded systems, Virtual machine