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On federated cyber range network interconnection

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Cyber Ranges exist to enable hands on training within realistic ICT infrastructures in a sandboxed environment, to investigate attack and defense strategies and to assess the resilience of the infrastructures. To fully exploit their capabilities one has to have access to multi domain exercises, which may combine ICT, naval, electrical grid, telecom or other relevant infrastructures. It can become obvious that no single organization can easily own or sustain a multi domain cyber range and that there is a need to connect multi domain Cyber Ranges from different organizations together. This paper focuses into analyzing the current state of the art on the federation of Cyber Ranges, by focusing on the federated network interconnection. Various methods for interconnecting distributed Cyber Ranges into a single federated Cyber Range are being discussed and their network performance impact is evaluated. VPNs are widely used to interconnect networks together due to their relative low cost and simplistic nature, however, performance of the network must be accounted, alongside the flexibility the VPNs can provide to support multiple scenarios in a multi domain distributed federated Cyber Range. This work focuses on the performance comparison of IPsec and Virtual Tunnels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected Papers from the 12th International Networking Conference
Subtitle of host publicationINC 2020
EditorsBogdan Ghita, Stavros Shiaeles
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-64758-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-64757-5, 978-3-030-64760-5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2021
Event12th International Network Conference - Online
Duration: 21 Sep 202021 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference12th International Network Conference
Abbreviated titleINC 2020


  • On Federated Cyber Range Network Interconnection

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