Accession Number:

AD1037043

Title:

CYBER THREAT AWARENESS FOR THE WARFIGHTER

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLLEGE MAXWELL AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-02-16

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The United States Air Force has placed increasing emphasis on cyber in recent years, but most of this has been on defending network operations and information technology infrastructure. However, the aircraft used to deliver weapons in combat operations would also be a logical target of cyber operations by our adversaries. If aircraft can be targeted or are vulnerable to cyber threats, then operators should be aware of these threats. This paper explores to what extent cyber threat education can help bridge the gap between aircraft operators and cyber experts in order to mitigate risks to Air Force missions. The resulting research demonstrates there are benefits to educating warfighters, specifically fighter aircrew, on cyber to mitigate the potential risks cyber threats pose. Several recommendations on how to accomplish cyber threat education for the warfighter are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE