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Master of Science


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Barry E. Mullins, PhD.


When systems are targeted by cyber attacks, cyber first responders must be able to react effectively, especially when dealing with critical infrastructure. Training for cyber first responders is lacking and most existing exercise platforms are expensive, inaccessible or ineffective. This paper presents a mobile training platform which incorporates a variety of programmable logic controllers into a single system which facilitates the development of the unique skills required of cyber first responders operating in the realm of industrial control systems. The platform is modeled after a jail in the northeastern United States and was developed to maximize realism. Example training scenarios are provided to address specific skills and techniques. Results show that the platform is robust enough to conduct sustained training exercises that address a curriculum that has been proposed for cyber first responders.

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