Smoke Screen in Cyberspace Architecture Document
Technical Report,01 Jan 2017,30 Sep 2017
Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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Networks at the tactical edge must be resilient to cyber and electromagnetic operations by a capable adversary even when partly compromised, they should remain opaque to the adversary and effective for friendly forces. The Smoke Screen in Cyberspace seedling project funded by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Science and Technology seeks to research methods to perform radical fragmentation splitting of friendly data into a large number of fragments cyber smoke and continually maneuver them across multiple devices of the edge network to gain resiliency to adversary electronic warfare, cyber, and kinetic attacks and intercept and enable agile maneuvering of data, rapid recovery, obfuscation and deception. This report documents the architecture of the US Army Research Laboratorydeveloped prototype application that enables researchers to conduct experiments in both emulation and wireless environments and produces metrics to analyze experiment results. This application provides a mechanism to successfully demonstrate the functions of data splitting, dispersion, and reassembly.