A Formal Approach to Identifying Security Vulnerabilities in Telecommunication Networks

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List of Authors: Linas Laibinis, Elena Troubitsyna, Inna Pereverzeva, Ian Oliver, Silke Holtmanns
Editors: Kazuhiro Ogata, Mark Lawford and Shaoying Liu
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: Springer
Book title: Formal Methods and Software Engineering 18th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods, ICFEM 2016, Tokyo, Japan, November 14-18, 2016, Proceedings
Title of series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume number: 10009
Start page: 141
End page: 158
ISBN: 978-3-319-47845-6
eISBN: 978-3-319-47846-3
ISSN: 0302-9743


The number of security attacks on the telecommunication networks is
constantly increasing. To prevent them, the telecom sector is looking
for new automated techniques facilitating a discovery of potential
network vulnerabilities and rectification of them. In this paper, we
propose an approach for identifying potential attack scenarios and
defining recommendations for preventing them. The approach is formalised
in the Event-B framework. It allows us to not only formalise the
analysed part of the network architecture and verify consistency of the
control and data flow of the associated services but also employ model
checking to generate and analyse attack scenarios. By applying the
proposed approach, the designers can systematically explore network
vulnerabilities and propose recommendations for attack prevention.

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