Defense Science Board Task Force Report on Cyber Defense Management
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC
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This report offers important recommendations on how the Department of Defense can ensure that it is investing properly to provide cyber resilience to its systems. The study investigated ways to inform future investment priorities, including methods to assess and provide DoD leadership with improved management insight into the level of cyber protection that both currently exists and is planned within DoD networks, sensor, weapon and support systems. The study provides approaches to assess system resilience, or surrogates informing system resilience, to different kinds and levels of cyber-attack. The study also discusses methods to understand relationships between DoD cyberinvestments and the resulting increased resilience to attack. Finally, the study details a set of recommendations for the next dollar spent to maximize effects against cyber threats. These new areas of investment include collecting and analyzing attack data, increasing automated functions for cyber defense, and including cyber preparedness in force readiness reporting.