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Cyber Warfighting System for Resilience and Response

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Authors
Jasper, Scott E.
Turner, Jack
Subjects
resilience
response
orchestration
automation
Advisors
Date of Issue
2021
Date
2021
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School.
Language
en_US
Abstract
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has performed research with industry on understanding multiple aspects of resilience and response. The research lead to the creation of an automated cyber defense use case to demonstrate the technical feasibility of emerging commercial capabilities in a difficult scenario. The results of the demo form the basis of what can be called a Cyber Warfighting System (CWS) sponsored by Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet with collaboration by the Deputy Commandant for Information, Headquarters Marine Corps. The CWS protects the endpoint, pushes unknown files to the cloud for detonation, and then reinforces the network firewall with newly generated signatures, closing zero-day vulnerabilities in minutes. The operational aspects of the CWS are the ability to 1. Sight and declare the threat and 2. Set appropriate resilience and readiness postures then respond. The project will study the ability of cloud-centric cyber defense capabilities, especially for machine learning and behavioral analytics, to sight, declare and respond to APT tactics and techniques. Other commands have been invited to participate in the CWS project, particularly the Navy Information Warfare Command Pacific (NIWC Pacific). The primary deliverables are recommendations to Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet, OPNAV N2N6FX1 and Deputy Commandant for Information, Headquarters Marine Corps on how to construct, test, and evaluate the Cyber Warfighting System for ships underway or marines in the field.
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Paper
Description
NPS NRP Project White Paper
Department
National Security Affairs
Organization
Naval Research Program (NRP)
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NPS Report Number
Sponsors
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC)/U.S. TENTH Fleet (C10F)
N2/N6 - Information Warfare
Funder
This research is supported by funding from the Naval Postgraduate School, Naval Research Program (PE 0605853N/2098). https://nps.edu/nrp
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release. Distribution is unlimited. 
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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