Analysis of Attack Actions on the Railway Infrastructure Based on the Integrated Model

Dmitry Levshun, Yurii Bakhtin, Andrey Chechulin, Igor Kotenko

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In this paper we present analysis of attack actions on the railway infrastructure based on the integrated model. The novelty of the presented solution is in combination of the component-based approach, which is used to detect attack vectors based on the presence of vulnerabilities, the semi-natural model, which is used to model vulnerabilities exploitation, the simulation model, which is used to analyze attack scenarios that are affecting timetable planning process and the analytical model, which is used to analyze multi-step attack scenarios. The integrated model also contains the model of attacker, which distinguish them by type of access to the railway infrastructure as well as by level of capabilities and resources. The integrated model is used due to the fact that none of the listed approaches can effectively analyze all classes of attacks, while combining these approaches allows one to represent various aspects of the investigated object and provides the ability for attack actions effective analysis. The proposed solution has a strong focus on security, which determines the main contribution to the research field. The objective of the proposed model is to increase the security of critical infrastructure by improving the quality of attack actions analysis. The correctness of the proposed model is validated by various application examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobile Internet Security - 4th International Symposium, MobiSec 2019, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsIlsun You, Hsing-Chung Chen, Fang-Yie Leu, Igor Kotenko
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9789811596087
StatePublished - 2020
Event4th International Symposium on Mobile Internet Security, MobiSec 2019 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Oct 17 2019Oct 19 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference4th International Symposium on Mobile Internet Security, MobiSec 2019
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


  • Analytical modeling
  • Attack actions analysis
  • Component-based approach
  • Integrated model
  • Railway infrastructure
  • Semi-natural modeling
  • Simulation modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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