VASA (Viable cities Attack SimulAtions)
In order to reach climate and energy goals in viable cities digital solutions are needed, however increased digitization makes cities increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. 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 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 simulations. 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 develop a threat modeling and attack simulation approach specifically designed for smart facilities, a key concept in viable cities. Ethical hacking of smart components will also take place in order to improve the attack simulations.
Read more at the Viable Cities webpage .