Functional Resilience, Functional Resonance and Threat Anticipation for Rapidly Developed Systems

ABSTRACT

Network-centric rapid-development teams focus on functionality: integrating Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) and Government off-the-Shelf (GOTS) technologies to meet specific goals for a compressed development schedule. In most cases, basic security will be implemented, but there is an assumption that the integrated COTS and GOTS systems are secure, despite the introduction of new development and integration into existing programs of record. Functional resilience for rapidly developed systems is rarely considered and can result in operational failure in real-world scenarios due to long recovery times following an adverse effect. Testing for functional resiliency prior to deployment will identify inherent or introduced vulnerabilities.


AUTHORS

Computer Sciences Corporation, Inc., San Antonio, TX,
USA

David M. Rohret CSC, Inc. Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC)
Mr. Rohret has pursued network security interests for over twenty-five years to include developing and vetting exploits for use with red teams and for adversarial research. He holds degrees in CS from the University of Iowa, 1981, and La Salle University, 1994. Mr. Rohret is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and is currently a Senior Principal Systems Engineer for the Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).

Computer Sciences Corporation, Inc., San Antonio, TX
USA

Michael E. KraftCSC, Inc.Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC)
For more than ten years Mr. Kraft has been deeply involved with Information Assurance and network security. He holds a master of science in information assurance degree from Capitol College of Maryland. Mr. Kraft is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Computer Sciences Corporation, Inc.
San Antonio, TX, USA

Michael Vella CSC, Inc. Joint Information Operations Warfare Center (JIOWC)
For over fifteen years, Mr. Vella has pursued cyber-security interests to include information assurance as it pertains to both defensive and offensive roles. Mr. Vella has been instrumental in the development of an automated penetration framework and holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science, as well as multiple subject-related certifications.

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