Whitepapers

The DoD Cyber Security Strategy

The DoD Cyber Security Strategy

Read the latest official DoD strategy for cyber operations, from its strategic goals to its plans for managing multiple services. The United States is committed to an open, secure, interoperable, and reliable Internet that enables prosperity, public safety, and the free flow of commerce and ideas. These qualities of the Internet reflect core American values – of freedom of expression and privacy, creativity, opportunity, and innovation.

Leveraging Automation for Advanced Network Troubleshooting

Leveraging Automation for Advanced Network Troubleshooting

A 10 page paper examining why network troubleshooting is so challenging and exploring opportunities to improve incident response times with a divide and conquer strategy. The paper addresses how automation can be applied to a traditional troubleshooting methodology for isolating the problem, gathering information, and automating the analysis of critical data. Courtesy of our sponsor NetBrain.

Detecting and Combating Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)

Detecting and Combating Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)

How do you know if your organization is the target of an APT? If it is, how can you properly categorize and contain this threat while maintaining continuity of operations? APTs are the pinnacle of computer threats and preparing for them is just as important as identifying that you have become a target. We’ll go over steps your organization can take to prepare and defend against APTs and provide you with knowledge you need to become a hardened target. Courtesy of our sponsor ANRC.

Russia's Approach to Cyber Warfare

Russia's Approach to Cyber Warfare

Russia views cyber very differently than its western counterparts, from the way Russian theorists define cyberwarfare to how the Kremlin employs its cyber capabilities. The paper examines the Russian approach to cyber warfare, addressing both its theoretical and its practical underpinnings. 

Michael Connell, one of the two authors who wrote this insightful whitepaper, will be speaking at the upcoming Cyber Security for Defense Summit. Michael Connell is an expert in Persian-Gulf security-related issues, the armed forces of Iran, U.S.-GCC security cooperation, and adversary cyber policy and strategy. He has served as CNA's Field Analyst to Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT). Prior to joining CNA, Connell was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. Connell has a Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University and a B.A. in Near East Studies from Brandeis University. He speaks Persian and French.