title: Visualization and animation of cyber attacks in attack trees
topics: Other
committee: Mariƫlle Stoelinga
started: August 2014


Attack trees are a graphical and intuitive formalism to express how vulnerabilities can be exploited by an attacker to achieve a successful system attack. A number of interesting measures can be exploited for an attack, namely the time, cost, probability of an attack.

Attack trees are related to fault trees, that model failures (rather than malicous attacks) propagate through a system.

Goal of this project is not to compute any information, but rather to visualize this attack information and its propagation, so that the results of our computations can be understood more easily, also by non-experts.


A video on attack trees found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nXN8DrN9Yc

(The video starts off slow; interesting stuff is at time 10:00)