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An Extensible Simulation Framework for Critical Infrastructure Security

AutorJoël Chinnow, Rainer Bye, Stephan Schmidt, Karsten Bsufka, Seyit Ahmet Camtepe, Sahin Albayrak
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We introduce the Network Security Simulator (NeSSi²), an open source discrete event-based network simulator. It incorporates a variety of features relevant to network security distinguishing it from general-purpose network simulators. Compared to the predecessor NeSSi, it was extended with a three-tier plugin architecture and a generic network model to shift its focus towards simulation framework for critical infrastructures. We demonstrate the gained adaptability by different use cases.