A Campaign of Experimentation for Cyberspace Operations

A Campaign of Experimentation for Cyberspace Operations

Presenter: 
Colonel Stoney Trent, Ph.D. U.S. Army War College
Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event Location: 
127 Nieuwland Science Hall
Abstract: 
Cyber security as a work domain and commercial sector is relatively new, but has been maturing rapidly over the past 20 years. Cyberspace operations, on the other hand, are synchronized military activities to identify, degrade and/or deceive threat actors in cyberspace. Cyberspace operations are inherently dynamic due to changing technology and tactics of malicious actors. Recent increases in the number and scale of cyber incidents have illustrated the need for improved coordination across the Cyber Mission Force as well as accelerated technology transition. This presentation describes how cognitive engineering can inform and catalyze technology development through a campaign of experimentation. Examples from recent work and recommendations for future work and employment will be provided.