Accession Number : ADA619577


Title :   Fighting Through a Logistics Cyber Attack


Descriptive Note : Graduate research paper


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


Personal Author(s) : Mollison, Anthony R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619577.pdf


Report Date : 19 Jun 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : Cyber-attacks on information systems in the United States have steadily increased over the past decade. The true magnitude of these attacks was not revealed to the public until in 2013, the White House authorized the Federal Bureau of Investigation to notify over 3,000 companies in the private sector that their computer systems and networks had been compromised. These attacks are carried out by various types of criminal factions and foreign governments. The White House has directly accused China of orchestrating deliberate attacks on American government systems, to include defense contractors. A cyber-attack on DoD information systems could severely degrade or disrupt the ability of the United States military to rapidly and effectively project decisive power against adversaries. The logistics enterprise is particularly vulnerable, given the scale of operations required to support the war fighter and its heavy reliance on unclassified networks.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER SECURITY , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , LOGISTICS


Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE