On the impact of physical-cyber world interactions during unexpected events

BS Manoj Bheemarjuna Reddy Tamma Ramesh R Rao
Abstract Physical world events have a strong and direct impact on the communication activity seen in the cyber world. In this paper, we present three physical world events where we conducted passive network traffic measurements to study the interaction between physical and cyber worlds. We consider the following types of events: an active shooter drill, a science festival scenario, and an emergency response drill involving a simulated dirty bomb attack. The network behavior during these events is contrasted with the regular ...