Threat modelling and attack simulation of viable cities

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Increased digitization makes cities increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, where computers are compromised by malicious actors in order to cause damage and disruption. The higher the degree of digitization, the more devastating the potential attacks. In order to mitigate cyber threats, vulnerabilities first need to be identified. This is generally very difficult because it requires (i) a detailed understanding of the city-wide system architecture, and (ii) significant security expertise. The task can be significantly facilitated by dedicated engineering tool support in the form of threat modeling and attack simulation. Threat modeling supports requirement no 1 by documenting the design of the system architecture. Attack simulation supports requirement no 2 by automating the identification of vulnerabilities. The main goal is to do a feasibility study for a threat modeling and attack simulation approach specifically designed for large scaled complex system-of-systems

Project leader: Robert Lagerström, KTH
Project partnersKTH Royal Institute of Technology, Foreseeti, Lund Municipality, Umeå University IT
Total project budget810 000 SEK
Applied for funding405 000 SEK
Project duration: 2018-06-01 – 2018-12-31
Type of project:
Pre-study
Keyword
Cybersecurity, threat modeling, attack simulation, risk management, vulnerabilities, security operation center, internet of things

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Article in Energivärlden (in Swedish) on 20 September 2018  Företaget som hittar energisystemens säkerhetshål