RApid Network Generation and modElling tool (RANGE) quick start guide


  1. Campbell, B.
  2. Schofield, B.
  3. Gingell, M.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN);General Dynamics Canada Ltd, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
The RApid Network Generation and modElling tool (RANGE) is an application that was developed in order to meet a need for quickly generating realistic network models for the purpose of researching relevant cyber security applications. It provides interfaces that allow researchers to rapidly create and visualise models of networks of devices and hosts that include their corresponding interfaces, software inventory and vulnerabilities. Software and vulnerabilities can be added to selected nodes in the network. Supporting tools are available to rapidly create connections between nodes and to set realistic values, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses within subnets. RANGE uses a new cyber data exchange (CDE) schema to import and export networks that contain software and vulnerabilities. It is currently being used to support research on extending the functionality of the Automated Cyber Defence Project (ARMOUR) and to create test scenarios for ingestion into other cyber defence applications. The CDE model provides the fidelity required to exchange networks that include software and vulnerabilities. CDE has also been proven useful for the normalization of data exchanged between existing network scanning and inventory tools.

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Cyber Security;Cyber Decision Making
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2019-C057 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2019
Number of Pages
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