Accession Number:

ADA467197

Title:

Field Level Computer Exploitation Package

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

On todays battlefield whether in Afghanistan or Iraq, ground combat forces are dealing with an adversary that has embraced the use of computers and electronic devices. Until now, there was no package of consolidated forensic tools available to the ground combat forces with the capability of conducting a quick interrogation of these devices. After a unit has captured a target that possesses electronic devices that require immediate exploitation, the devices are transferred to higher authority. Valuable time is lost locating and capturing associates of the target as the information is sent away to higher authority for analysis. The product of this thesis, Interrogator, was designed to prevent or reduce the time lost by allowing anyone to quickly retrieve data that is stored on a computer. This capability will positively aid a small unit commanders ability to exploit critical vulnerabilities of the enemy in a timely manner and improve the survivability of the unit and the ability to complete their mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE