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Accession Number ADA570133
Title Humans and Their Impact on Cyber Agility.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 45p
Personal Author J. P. Pfister
Abstract Autonomous operations are the best way to operate in cyberspace. Six variables are appropriate with respect to cyber agility, namely: robustness, resilience, responsiveness, flexibility innovation, and adaptability. This paper explores the role of humans and their impact on cyber agility. It is envisioned that there are four basic ways a human can interact with the 'loops' associated with cyber C2 systems, namely: Human-BEFORE-, Human-ON-, Human-IN-, and Human-AFTER-the-Loop. These interactions can have significant impacts regarding mission success and these interactions will play a major role when considering the complex nature of the human during the six phases of conflict. Net-enabled approaches have the potential to be more agile in the cyber domain simply because it's more machine-to-machine oriented. The role of humans within cyberspace definitely is related to the particular mission. It is postulated that: (a) Human-BEFORE-the-Loop will perform better in discovery and prediction; (b) Human-ON-the- Loop is best when periodic injection of decisions are required; (c) Human-IN-the-Loop is best when time is not a critical factor for mission success; and, (d) Human-AFTER-the-Loop is best during the assessment phase of operations. It is postulated that, again, Human-IN-the-Loop would display the least cyber agility as compared to the other three.
Keywords Agility
Command and control systems
Network centric warfare

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Author Air Force Research Lab., Rome, NY. Information Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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