Advancing the Micro-CI Testbed for IoT Cyber-Security Research and Education

William Hurst, Nathan Shone, Abdennour El Rhalibi, Andreas Happe, Ben Kotze, Bob Duncan

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Abstract

Physical testbeds offer the ability to test out cyber-security practices, which may be dangerous to implement in a real-life scenario. They also provide a means to educate students and researchers on effective cyber-defence practices. However, the majority of existing non-virtualised physical testbeds are costly, inaccessible, and are often location constrained. As such, modern education and research for control system security is becoming increasingly reliant on virtualised labs and tools. Any learning or research undertaken using these tools, however, is based around the limitations and characteristics of such tools, as well as any assumptions made by their developers. Virtual testbeds are not perfect. Additionally, the accuracy of data resulting from emulations and models may be further decreased if used outside of their intended usage scenario. As such, this paper presents a discussion on the effectiveness of physical testbeds over simulation approaches. In addition, an approach for the design and construction of a replicable, cost-effective testbed for cyber-security education and training is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEighth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization
Subtitle of host publication(CLOUD COMPUTING 2017)
EditorsCarlos Becker Westphall, Yong Woo Lee, Bob Duncan, Aspen Olmsted, Michael Vassilakopoulos, Costas Lambrinoudakis, Sokratis K. Katsikas, Raimund Ege
Place of PublicationAthens, Greece
PublisherIARIA
Pages129-134
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781510838024
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2017
EventEighth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, 19 February 2017 - 23 February 2017, Athens, Greece - Novotel Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece
Duration: 19 Feb 201723 Mar 2017
http://www.iaria.org/conferences2017/ProgramCLOUDCOMPUTING17.html

Conference

ConferenceEighth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, 19 February 2017 - 23 February 2017, Athens, Greece
Abbreviated titleCloud Computing
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period19/02/1723/03/17
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Keywords

  • Testbed
  • Cyber-Security
  • Education

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    Hurst, W., Shone, N., El Rhalibi, A., Happe, A., Kotze, B., & Duncan, B. (2017). Advancing the Micro-CI Testbed for IoT Cyber-Security Research and Education. In C. B. Westphall, Y. W. Lee, B. Duncan, A. Olmsted, M. Vassilakopoulos, C. Lambrinoudakis, S. K. Katsikas, & R. Ege (Eds.), Eighth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization: (CLOUD COMPUTING 2017) (pp. 129-134). IARIA.