CAT - A practical graph & SDL based toolkit for vulnerability assessment of 3G networks

Kameswari Kotapati, Peng Liu, Thomas F. Laporta

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This paper presents the Cellular Network Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit - CAT, designed for end-to-end vulnerability assessment of 3G networks. It is the first tool of its kind to model and represent 3G network vulnerabilities and attacks as attack graphs. CAT uses freely available 3G telecommunication specifications written in SDL, the standard Specification and Description Language to produce attack graphs. Attack graphs generated by CAT are unique due to their: (1) global representation of the network, (2) independence from physical deployments, and (3) depiction of the 3G attack graph model and cascading effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSecurity and Privacy in Dynamic Environments
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the IFIP TC-11 21st International Information Security Conference (SEC 2006), 22-24 May 2006, Karlstad, Sweden
EditorsSimone Fischer-Hubner, Stefan Lindskog, Guerin Lassous, Louise Yngstrom
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management


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