What is an attack simulation? Network attack simulation is the process of modelling, testing, and validating networks in the light of software packages. Simulation attack mimics the behaviour and the techniques of the malicious network. The various attacks are highlighted below

  • Quench Attack
  • Birthday Attack
  • Active Attacks
  • Intrusion Attacks
  • Fragmentation Attack
  • Password Sniffing Attack
  • Ransomware Attack
  • Teardrop Attack
  • Packet Flooding Attack
  • Masquerade Attack
  • Firewall Attack

What is a network attack?

            Network attack defines the unsavoury process that is initiated due to the unwanted or malicious nodes. The attackers carry attacks and destroy the network resource in many ways including data exposure, alteration, stealing, and consumption. All come together and affect the overall network performance.

Network attacks are categorized into two types and they are

  • Active Network Attacks
    • It deploys in the process of encryption, modification, and destructing the data
  • Passive Network Attacks
    • It is utilized to carry off the confidential data by observing the network using malicious nodes

In general, the main functions of the network simulation tool are to produce a reasonable simulation for the surroundings and to improve the practicing situations for the cyber simulations. The notable measures of network attack simulation measures are listed down,

Top 3 Network Attack simulation Tools

Network Attack Measures

  • Network
  • End Points or Servers
    • Digital Canaries
    • Antivirus
    • Logs and Monitoring
    • Patching and Updating Software and Firmware
  • Others
    • Blue Teams
    • SIEM Security Information Event Monitoring
    • Red Teams
    • Penetration Testing
    • Purple Teams
    • Vulnerability Scanning

Network Attack Simulation Tools

Network simulation tools support to differentiation of the basic techniques used in network simulators. Its abilities such as examining the traffic help to explore the algorithm and permits the process of security. It is utilized in the process of security analysis and intrusion detection algorithms.

  • Scenarios
    • It includes the data of utilizing time combined with the network topology and helps to produce various nodes in the network traffic
  • Network Topology
    • It is the stable data of the network for an instance, the nodes of the network. Additionally, it is reusable for numerous blend

So far, we have discussed the topology and the scenarios of the network. Now, it’s time to take a glance at the security tools for network simulation.

Security Tools for Simulation

  • NeSSi (Network Security Simulator)
    • It is used to differentiate the functions of network simulators and it is one of the fresh network simulation tools
  • NETA (Network Attack)
    • It is used in the simulation process for all the network security projects and it is the outline of OMNET++
  • TopGen
    • It is utilized to simulate the offline networks and permits several application layers

In addition to the above tools, we have in-depth knowledge of  numerous tools. The above tools probably support all kinds of network attack simulation and emulation.