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Information Information Warfare Warfare Theory of Information Warfare Theory of Information Warfare
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Reading list Reading list This lecture Denning Chapter 2 Fox News, WikiLeaks Drop Shows U.S. Striving to Maintain Order in Chaotic Global Relations, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/28/wikileak-drop-shows-fightin The Low-Tech Side of Information Warfare by Capt Alex Berger, http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/cc/berger.html Schneier on Security, Stuxnet, http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/10/stuxnet.html , October 7, 2010 CSCE 727 - Farkas 2
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Homework 1 Homework 1 http://www.cse.sc.edu/~farkas/csce727-2011/ The theory of Information Warfare (IW) is built around 4 main elements: Information Resources, Players, Offensive Operations, and Defensive Operations. Consider the two high profile security problems: 1) Wikileaks and 2) Stuxnet. Analyze one of these activities from the perspectives of the four IW elements. In particular, focus on the win- lose nature of IW. Due January 26, 2011 CSCE 727 - Farkas 3
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CSCE 727 - Farkas 4 Information Security : “The protection of information against unauthorized disclosure, transfer, modification, or destruction, whether accidental or intentional.” (U.S. federal standards) Information assurance : Information security + defensive information warfare Information Warfare : Only intentional attacks + offensive operations
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Information Dominance Information Dominance Information Dominance - a condition that results from the use of offensive and defensive information operations to build a comprehensive knowledge advantage at a time, place, and on decision issues critical to mission success – from the IW Site, http://www.iwar.org.uk/iwar/resources/info-dominance/issue-pape The U.S. Navy’s Vision for Information Dominance, http://www.insaonline.org/assets/files/NavyInformationDominanc CSCE 727 - Farkas 5
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CSCE 727 - Farkas 6 Information Warfare Information Warfare Information resources Players Offensive operations Defensive operations WIN-LOSE NATURE OF OPERATIONS
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Way of Thinking Way of Thinking S. R. Covey: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Habit 4: Think Win-Win Character-based code for human interaction and competition Win-lose zero-sum game, competing for limited resources Win-win the ultimate winner? How are these direction affecting our (cyber) future? CSCE 727 - Farkas 7
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CSCE 727 - Farkas 8 Value of Resources Value of Resources Exchange value Determined by market value Quantifiable Operational value Determined by the benefits that can be derived from using the resource May no be quantifiable May not be the same value for each player (offensive and defensive players) Actual (before) and potential (after) value Give examples!
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CSCE 727 - Farkas 9 Players Players Offense: motives, means, opportunity Insiders, hackers, criminals, corporations, government,
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