Accession Number : ADA522685


Title :   Developing a Hybrid Virtualization Platform Design for Cyber Warfare Training and Education


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Stewart, Kyle E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a522685.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 111


Abstract : Students studying topics in cyber security benefit from working with realistic training labs that test their knowledge of network security. Cost, space, time, and reproducibility are major factors that prevent instructors from building realistic networks for their students. This research explores the ways that existing virtualization technologies could be packaged to provide a more accessible, comprehensive, and realistic training and education environment. The research will look into ways of merging two existing virtualization methods in order to leverage the unique benefits that each type of virtualization techniques provides. The first method, called operating system virtualization, provides a highly memory efficient way to run virtual machines, provided that all virtual machines run the same operating system kernel. Full virtualization requires a larger memory footprint, but allows arbitrary operating systems to be virtualized. Combining these two techniques will allow for larger, more diverse training environments for modeling and training in the cyber domain.


Descriptors :   *CYBERTERRORISM , *ELECTRONIC WARFARE , *COMPUTER NETWORKS , ELECTRONIC SECURITY , VIRTUAL REALITY , THESES , TRAINING , QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS , MEMORY DEVICES


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE