Case Study 1: The Critical Need for Information SecurityBenefits of using cyber-attack simulator systemsThe first benefit is developing new strategies and platforms to mitigate risk and attacks. These strategies when shared amongst agencies help protect the interests of both the public and private sector. Collaboration warrants new advancements and a commitment to a unified effort. Wired networks are more prevalent than ever growing the attack surface. Modeling simulators such as ARENA were developed by the Rochester Institute of Technology (LeBlanc, Partington, Chapman, and Bernier, 2011). The purpose of ARENA is to model external attacks on a computer networks. The study was partially funded by the Airforce research laboratory. The simulation mimics DDOS attacks and backdoor attacks. The second benefit is furthering the academic and research endeavors. As the results of simulations are published, it further enriches academic programs of study at universities and colleges abroad. Simulation data helps advance the R&D community when prototyping new defenses against known vulnerabilities.