Accession Number:

ADA439569

Title:

Developing a Reliable Methodology for Assessing the Computer Network Operations Threat of Iran

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATIONAL SCIENCES

Report Date:

2005-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

This thesis is part of a project at the Naval Postgraduate School to assess the Computer Network Operations CNO threat of foreign countries. CNO consists of Computer Network Attack CNA, Computer Network Exploitation CNE, and Computer Network Defense CND. Threats to the nations critical infrastructures come from an adversary using CNA and CNE to degrade, deny or destroy access to the information systems they depend upon. Defensive capabilities are also addressed since exploitation, attack, and defense are inherently related. The result of a successful cyber-attack upon these critical infrastructures has the potential to cripple a countrys communications and other vital services, economic well-being, and defensive capabilities. The goal of this thesis is to develop a methodology for assessing the CNO threat of Iran. The methodology is based on open sources that can supplement classified information acquired by the intelligence community.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE