Amirkhanyan, Aragats; Sapegin, Andrey; Cheng, Feng; Meinel, Christoph
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN’15)
For testing new methods of network security or new algorithms of security analytics, we need the experimental environments as well as the testing data which are much as possible similar to the real-world data. Therefore, the researchers are always trying to find the best approaches and recommendations of creating and simulating testbeds, because the issue of automation of the testbed creation is a crucial goal to accelerate research progress. One of the ways to generate data is simulate the user behavior on the virtual machines, but the challenge is how to describe what we want to simulate. In this paper, we present a new approach of describing user behavior for the simulation tool. This approach meets requirements of simplicity and extensibility. And it could be used for generating user behavior scenarios to simulate them on Windows-family virtual machines. The proposed approached is applied to our developed simulation tool that we use for solving a problem of the lack of data for research in network security and security analytics areas by generating log dataset that could be used for testing new methods of network security and new algorithms of security analytics.