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Cyberwarfare Needs Damage Assessment Tools




Cyberwarfare Needs Damage Assessment Tools
Cyberwarfare Needs Damage Assessment Tools



http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/CYBER102109.xml 

By David A. Fulghum 
Aviation Week
Oct 21, 2009

Although today's rudimentary non-kinetic weaponry can incapacitate a 
surface-to-air missile, radar, or even a tank, cyberwarriors still lack 
the tools necessary to determine right away if an attack has been 
effective.

"There's no smoking hole," says a National Security Agency veteran. "It 
still looks like it can kill me."

What's needed are major investments in technologies that "relate to how 
we couple intelligence analysis on a near, real-time or run-time basis 
in the battlespace," says John Osterholz, BAE Systems. vice president 
for integrated cyberwarfare and cybersecurity.

"We're talking about very sophisticated intelligence analysis that 
provides support to the operators in the time it takes to run data 
through a computer," he said. "That's the operational art that needs to 
be written, generalized and normalized. There are technologies, training 
and doctrine associated with analysis of bomb damage assessment (BDA) 
that needs to see more emphasis."

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