Improving the cybersecurity of U.S. Air Force military systems throughout their life cycles

"There is increasing concern that Air Force systems containing information technology are vulnerable to intelligence exploitation and offensive attack through cyberspace. In this report, the authors analyze how the Air Force acquisition/life-cycle management community can improve cybersecurity...

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Main Author: Snyder, Don
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, Calif. RAND [2015]©2015, 2015
Series:Research reports
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"There is increasing concern that Air Force systems containing information technology are vulnerable to intelligence exploitation and offensive attack through cyberspace. In this report, the authors analyze how the Air Force acquisition/life-cycle management community can improve cybersecurity throughout the life cycle of its military systems. The focus is primarily on the subset of procured systems for which the Air Force has some control over design, architectures, protocols, and interfaces (e.g., weapon systems, platform information technology), as opposed to commercial, off-the-shelf information technology and business systems. The main themes in the authors' findings are that cybersecurity laws and policies were created to manage commercial, off-the-shelf information technology and business systems and do not adequately address the challenges of securing military systems. Nor do they adequately capture the impact to operational missions. Cybersecurity is mainly added on to systems, not designed in. The authors recommend 12 steps that the Air Force can take to improve the cybersecurity of its military systems throughout their life cycles"--Publisher's description
Item Description:"October 27, 2015"--Table of contents page
Physical Description:xi, 62 pages black and white illustrations, black and white and color charts
ISBN:9780833089007
0833089005