Critical Infrastructure Cyberspace Analysis Tool (CICAT™)


CICAT™ is a decision support tool for cyber incident analysis and response planning. CICAT provides a modeling and simulation capability that includes automated generation of cyber attack scenarios.

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CICAT helps evaluate how an adversary might conduct a cyber attack on a system.

MITRE’s Critical Infrastructure Cyberspace Analysis Tool (CICAT™) automates generation of cyber attack scenarios based on MITRE ATT&CK® and an infrastructure model representing the target environment. Infrastructure models are imported as Excel spreadsheets and can represent critical infrastructure or cyber physical systems.

CICAT uses attack path analysis to identify attack paths within the infrastructure between specified entry points and targets, and filtering algorithms to select ATT&CK techniques a threat actor could plausibly use to gain entry, laterally move, and deliver effects on targets.

CICAT imports both Enterprise ATT&CK and ATT&CK for ICS to provide seamless threat modeling over IT and OT networks. CICAT can also be extended with supplemental techniques to model hybrid or complex cyber attacks.

CICAT-generated scenarios are collected in a results spreadsheet. Each scenario details the attack path, ATT&CK techniques, potential mitigations, including ATT&CK mitigations or NIST SP 800-53 controls, and CVEs associated with each attack path component.

CICAT results include impact and risk scores calculated for each generated attack path. Other analytics identify hot spots and hot links within the infrastructure model, mitigation usage, and the risk exposure of capabilities, functions, and mission objectives.

CICAT v2.0 is available for license as a standalone python application for Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

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