Security Posture Assessment Demonstrator and Experimenter – Software Development Report


  1. Bacic, E.
  2. Henderson, G.
  3. Tremblay, L.
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Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Bell Canada, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
There is a recognized need within the network defence community for analysis tools that can assist in the evaluation of networks for vulnerabilities and aid in the design of robust networks. This paper provides a summary of the software development effort to create a pluggable software framework that can leverage network defence analysis tools, including advanced technical and research elements, in a unified framework in support of the design of secure and robust networks. The technology components for this framework, specifically RapidMiner and a series of solution specific software elements, are described in the context of the operational environment configuration in which these analysis tools are deployed. A high-order conceptual workflow is provided that details the processing logic, dependencies and data flow that constitute the operational practices of the network analysis framework. Build instructions for the creation and maintenance of the tool set are provided and a tutorial oriented toward the target user community describes how this analytical tool can be used to perform an assessment of a sample network and how to interpret the results using the integrated visualization capabilities. A series of suggestions for future enhancement of the tool set are similarly provided.

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Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-CR-2011-012 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 May 2001
Number of Pages
Electronic Document(PDF)

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