Accession Number:

ADA570133

Title:

Humans and Their Impact on Cyber Agility

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY INFORMATION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Autonomous operations are the best way to operate in cyberspace. Six variables are appropriate with respect to cyber agility, namely robustness, resilience, responsiveness, flexibility innovation, and adaptability. This paper explores the role of humans and their impact on cyber agility. It is envisioned that there are four basic ways a human can interact with the loops associated with cyber C2 systems, namely Human-BEFORE-, Human-ON-, Human-IN-, and Human-AFTER-the-Loop. These interactions can have significant impacts regarding mission success and these interactions will play a major role when considering the complex nature of the human during the six phases of conflict. Net-enabled approaches have the potential to be more agile in the cyber domain simply because its more machine-to-machine oriented. The role of humans within cyberspace definitely is related to the particular mission. It is postulated that a Human-BEFORE-the-Loop will perform better in discovery and prediction b Human-ON-the- Loop is best when periodic injection of decisions are required c Human-IN-the-Loop is best when time is not a critical factor for mission success and, d Human-AFTER-the-Loop is best during the assessment phase of operations. It is postulated that, again, Human-IN-the-Loop would display the least cyber agility as compared to the other three.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE