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Cyber-Defense Return on Investment for NAVFAC Energy Technologies

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Technical Report

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Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, United States

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This study was conducted in support of a Department of Defense DOD effort to improve cybersecurity in relation to DOD installation control systems. Space and Naval Warfare Systems CommandSPAWAR is developing programs to assist decision-making for the selection of cyber-security products for U.S. naval installations and infrastructure. We interviewed a sample of Naval Facilities Engineering Command employees utilizing the Value-Focused Thinking technique developed by Dr. Ralph Keeney in the 1990s. The interviews revealed various means objectives and fundamental objectives that we compiled into a network. The network organizes values into means and fundamental objectives and also helps to clarify terminology often used within cyber-security communities. Our goal is for, through organization and the clarification of terms, this study to serve as an initial step to the identification of objective performance measurements, which can inform the decision making-process.

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  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Unconventional Warfare

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