Information Assurance: Trends in Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Technologies [Working Paper]   [open pdf - 2MB]

"To better understand the problems of incorporating IT into the battlefield, CTNSP, in concert with The Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise (CPPPE) of the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs, brought together leaders in the field of military and commercial policy and technology (A list of attendees can be found in Appendix A). The purpose of the meeting was to discuss information assurance issues as they relate to network centric warfare. The workshop objective was to gain insight into transformation risks in the following areas: trends in information system threats and vulnerabilities; vulnerabilities introduced by the complexity of the new digitized battlefield; impact of degraded information systems on battlefield operations; and trends in information assurance technologies and system design. This volume presents the proceedings of that workshop. By virtue of their diverse experiences and concerns, workshop participants offered unique insights into a multiplicity of issues. As was to be expected, they did not always agree. Their disagreements are instructive and highlight the magnitude of the challenges we face in harnessing the operational and technological aspects of network centric warfare."

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