Accession Number:

AD1098460

Title:

Options for Addressing Air Force Cyber Needs in the Face of Limited Resources

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-03-14

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The Air Force is facing growing cyber resource requirements and must find innovative ways to free up manpower and money in the face of sequestration. This paper provides two options for freeing up cyber resources while maintaining or improving the Air Forces cybersecurity posture. The first option is to engineer a solution for network security based on Googles BeyondCorp solution. The core tenet of this solution is the elimination of trusted network segments and reliance on device and user identity management to provide a tiered trust solution for accessing secured resources. The second option advocates for increased speed of adoption of cloud solutions and Joint Information Environment enterprise solutions such as Defense Enterprise Email.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE