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dc.contributor.advisorBoger, Dan
dc.contributor.authorBatson, Louis T., V
dc.contributor.authorWimmer, Donald R., Jr.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T15:52:42Z
dc.date.available2015-08-04T15:52:42Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45738
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractInformation systems designed and developed without considering security and potential threats create avoidable risks to the United States and the Department of Defense (DOD). Unmanned Tactical Autonomous Control and Collaboration (UTACC) is a ground-breaking and original approach to using systems autonomy to augment and improve the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance process. However, UTACC will fail to accomplish that task if the system is not built with security in mind from the outset. To improve the security of UTACC, this thesis conducts an analysis to identify threats and vulnerabilities in the system’s concept. The goal of this analysis was to mitigate threats and enable mission success to UTACC-supported missions. During the initial research, a framework for threat and vulnerability analysis was developed based on The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) and DOD’s Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP). This framework was used to create a threat template to analyze each threat facing UTACC and UTACC’s inherent vulnerabilities. The templates also include technical and non-technical security control strategies to mitigate each of the vulnerabilities within UTACC.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleUnmanned Tactical Autonomous Control and Collaboration threat and vulnerability assessmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMiller, Scot
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Sciences (IS)
dc.subject.authorUTACCen_US
dc.subject.authorautonomyen_US
dc.subject.authorinformation assuranceen_US
dc.subject.authormission assuranceen_US
dc.subject.authornetwork securityen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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