Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks

Compiled by Alexander Kott

These papers were presented during the technical sessions of NATO workshop IST- 128 / RWS-019, entitled “Cyber Attack Detection, Forensics and Attribution for Assessment of Mission Impact.” The first technical session focused on the need to gain insights into the intent, motivations, and capabilities of the attackers, in order to understand the intended and actual mission impact. The second explored whether, and to what extent, it is possible to understand the mission impact by analyzing the observable cyber signal and events, through such means as are normally associated with cyber intrusion detection, forensics, and malware analysis. The third discussed the need for models of missions and systems that support missions, and the approaches to constructing such models. The fourth technical session investigated the means by which mission impact could be simulated or modeled. Additional details and a report generated based on the discussions at the workshop are documented in a separate publication titled “Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks: Report of the NATO IST-128 Workshop.”

Papers

    Visner, S. (2015, December) Cyber Weapons Development and Testing - Detection, Attribution, Assessment and Deterrence: An Important Challenge to the R&D Community. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks. NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 1-10). (link)

    Gonzalez, C. (2015, December) Mission Impact and the Role of Behavioral Science. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 11-15). (link)

    Motzek, A., Möller, R., Lange, M., & Dubus, S. (2015, December) Probabilistic Mission Impact Assessment Based on Widespread Local Events. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 16-22). (link)

    Charland, P. (2015, December) Software Correlation for Malware Characterization. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 23-45). (link)

    McDaniel, P. & Walls, R. (2015, December) Estimating Attack Intent and Mission Impact from Detection Signals by. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 46-50). (link)

    Lange, M., Möller, R., & Krotofil, M. (2015, December) Mission Impact Assessment in Power Grids. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 51-58). (link)

    Uluagac, S. (2015, December) Sensory Channel Threats to Military CPS and IoT Assets. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 59-61). (link)

    Trepagnier, P. & Schulz, A. (2015, December) Mission Assurance as a Function of Scale. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 62-65). (link)

    Alexeev, A. & Krutilla, K. (2015, December) Cyber-Attack as a Contest Game. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 66-74). (link)

    Henry, M., Zaret, D., Carr, R. & Gordon, D. (2015, December) Cyber Risk Analysis of CIS-Dependent Missions: A Modeler´s Perspective on Preparing for Detecting and Responding to Cyber Attacks for Assessment of Mission Impact. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 75-79). (link)

    Noel, S., Ludwig, J., Jain, P., Johnson, D., Thomas, R. K., McFarland, J., King, B., Webster, S., & Tello, B. (2015, December) Analyzing Mission Impacts of Cyber Actions (AMICA). In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 80-86). (link)

    Morris-King, J. R. & Cam, H. (2015, December) Modeling Risk and Agility Interaction on Tactical Edge. In Proceedings of the NATO IST-128 Workshop: Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks, NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (pp. 87-93). (link)

    Kott, A., Stoianov, N., Baykal, N., Moller, A., Sawilla, R., Jain, P., Lange, M., & Vidu, C., (2015) Assessing Mission Impact of Cyberattacks: Report of the NATO IST-128 Workshop. NATO IST-128 Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2015. (link)