Lessons Learned in Cyberspace Security
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The lessons learned in cyberspace operations continue to shape cybersecurity education. When a computer is connected to any network, it is immediately vulnerable to both direct and automated attacks. The number of threats in cyberspace are beyond those experienced in the physical world. After analyzing the history and shape of evolving cyberthreats, several key concepts emerge. In keeping with the theme of Lessons Learned from Research and Operations, the authors discuss their lessons learned about cybersecurity. Their experience was gained during their years in operational communities, doing test and evaluation, and later, as educators of military and DoD students. The intent of this paper is to bridge the language and topics of malware used in academia to the operational community, and to provide a lingua franca to support a dialog between the communities. We enumerate the top ten concepts that operators, developers, maintainers, and managers need to address to stay safe in cyberspace. Each concept is briefly discussed its impacts are explained the main takeaways and the relevance to Command and Control C2. The paper also discusses how individuals can continue to increase their awareness of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
- Computer Systems Management and Standards