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Simulating an Attack on an SSH Protocol

Simulate attacks on your network such as a network attack on an SSH protocol.

  1. Click the Risks tab.
  2. On the navigation menu, click Simulation >Simulations.
  3. From the Actions list, select New.
  4. Type a name for the simulation.
  5. Select Current Topology.
  6. Select the Use Connection Data check box.
  7. From the Where do you want the simulation to begin list, select an origin for the simulation.
  8. Add the simulation attack, Attack targets one of the following open ports using protocols.
  9. For this simulation, click open ports, and then add port 22.
  10. Click protocols, and then select TCP.

    SSH uses TCP.

  11. Click Add + to add the protocol, and then click OK.
  12. Click Save Simulation.
  13. From the Actions list, select Run Simulation.

    The results column contains a list with the date the simulation was run and a link to view the results.

  14. Click View Results.

A list of assets that have SSH vulnerabilities is displayed in the results, which allows network administrators to approve SSH connections that are allowed or expected in your network. The communications that are not approved can be monitored for events or offenses.

The results that are displayed provide your network administrators or security professionals with a visual representation of the attack path. For example, the first step provides a list of the directly connected assets affected by the simulation. The second step lists assets in your network that can communicate to first-level assets in your simulation.

The information that is provided in the attack helps you to strengthen and test your network against thousands of possible attack scenarios.