Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities. 11th International Conference, TRIDENTCOM 2016, Hangzhou, China, June 14-15, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Alfons: A Mimetic Network Environment Construction System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49580-4_6,
        author={Shingo Yasuda and Ryosuke Miura and Satoshi Ohta and Yuuki Takano and Toshiyuki Miyachi},
        title={Alfons: A Mimetic Network Environment Construction System},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities. 11th International Conference, TRIDENTCOM 2016, Hangzhou, China, June 14-15, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Network testbed Cyber range environment Testbed construction system Building block method},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49580-4_6}
    }
    
  • Shingo Yasuda
    Ryosuke Miura
    Satoshi Ohta
    Yuuki Takano
    Toshiyuki Miyachi
    Year: 2017
    Alfons: A Mimetic Network Environment Construction System
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49580-4_6
Shingo Yasuda1,*, Ryosuke Miura1, Satoshi Ohta1, Yuuki Takano1, Toshiyuki Miyachi1
  • 1: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
*Contact email: s-yasuda@nict.go.jp

Abstract

Mimetic environments, which mimic actual networks including personal computers, network assets, etc., are required for cyber range or malware analysis. However, constructing various mimetic environments is costly and tedious because each environment has different network assets. Thus, we propose a building block system for constructing mimetic network environments for cyber security experiments. These building blocks provides a fine-grained way to manage disk images and files to reduce the construction cost. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of the building block system called Alfons.