Heavy Iron

Planning-Based Visualization of Static Network Attack Analysis

About Heavy Iron

The Heavy Iron project has two primary goals related to the representation and visualization of static attack analyses

  • An increased generative capability that extends current work on attack graphs to model attack context at a high level of granularity and provides interactive modification of network configuration to explore what-if reasoning

  • An increased visualization capability that exploits the expressive representation to render 3D visualizations of individual attacks across a range of user-defined topological and physical configurations Project Logo

Team members

  • R. Michael Young (PI, Computer Science)
  • Charles Bevan (Researh Assistant, Computer Science)



This project is sponsored by the US Army Research Office via a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award. Heavy Iron is part of a large effort to expand our understanding of Cyber-Situation Awareness and is part of an award led by Penn State University that includes researchers at NC State University, George Mason University, Carnegie Mellon University and Arizona State University.