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Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting: The Fog of Cyber War

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Technical Report,01 Dec 2015,29 Feb 2016

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US Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States

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The Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting on The Fog of Cyber War took place on January 78, 2016, at the US Army Research Laboratorys Adelphi Laboratory Center. The meeting examined the theoretical foundations of the fog of cyber war concept for Army battlefield operations. The workshop identified several key research questions associated with this concept1 What theoretically grounded models can help characterize the complex tradeoff inherent in radical dispersion of information among mobile tactical edge devices and related diversification of channels and protocols, including tradeoffs of communications overhead, energy consumption, and security impacts2 What approaches, including semantic-based techniques, can help minimize the impact of dispersion on timely, secure and efficient regathering of information in a fashion that would support formation of situational awareness appropriate to the time, place, and mission of the user3 Could risk or other related metrics, along with new analytical methods that are in part game-theoretic, serve as a comprehensive framework for characterizing the goodness of cyber fog4 What formal models, theories, methods, and tools can be devised to execute and manage successful obfuscations of friendly information within cyber fog

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  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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