CSE Speaker Series – Dr. Drew Hamilton

On March 1 at 11:00-12:00 in Cramer 221, Dr. Drew Hamilton from Mississippi State University will discuss “What if a Simulation is Too Good?”

The need for simulation software vulnerability assessment is being driven by three major trends: increased use of modeling and simulation for training and operational planning; increased emphasis on coalition warfare and interoperability and finally increased awareness of the potential security risks inherent in sharing operationally useful software. This presentation will address calculating the parameterization of the simulation, as well as disassembly, decompilation and runtime execution analysis. Additionally, we will discuss training, tactics and procedures that can be gleaned from a high fidelity simulation. This presentation will describe in an unclassified manner the process developed by Dr. Hamilton and the Missile Defense Agency to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in shared simulation software.