The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

The Center for Education and Research in
Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Deploying Cyber Emulation, Modeling, and Analysis Tools on the SOL4CE

Principal Investigator: Berkay Celik

We will develop a safe and isolated virtual environment to study and test computing systems and train cyber staff to support unique enterprise computing and control system environments at Purdue University.  Leveraging prior partnerships and research, we propose to optimize Sandia-developed virtualization tools on the SOL4CE (Scalable Open Laboratory for Cyber Experimentation) computer cluster at Purdue University. 

We work with CERIAS (Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security) faculty and students to deploy a suite of cyber emulation, modeling, and analysis tools to support Sandia’s mission. 

We will additionally create a parallel effort at Purdue that complements the DOE-funded effort called CYMANII (Cyber Innovation to Secure U.S. Manufacturing led by the University of Texas-San Antonio, in which Sandia and Purdue are performers.  SCEPTER-ICS tools and server systems dedicated to the CYMANII effort would be significantly enhanced with an open-source version installed and maintained on the SOL4CE platform at Purdue.  This additional effort would leverage current milestones and deliverables in the existing SOW, but further support the capabilities in cyber-physical experimentation platforms. At the end of the same performance period (FY22),  the performers will set up and have the configurability to interface with CYMANII project objectives.  This will position Purdue and Sandia for the future capability to impact factory automation and supply chain management.

Keywords: cyber security, test and experimentation