Ananthram Swami is with the US Army Research Laboratory and is the Army’s Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Network Science. Prior to joining ARL, he held positions with Unocal Corporation, USC, CS-3 and Malgudi Systems. He was a Statistical Consultant to the California Lottery, developed a MATLAB-based toolbox for non-Gaussian signal processing. He has held visiting faculty positions at INP, Toulouse, and currently at Imperial College, London. Swami’s work is in the broad area of network science, including network security. He is an ARL Fellow and a Fellow of the IEEE.
The Cyber Security Collaborative Research Alliance: Unifying Detection, Agility, and Risk in Mission-Oriented Cyber Decision Making
For military networks and systems, the cyber domain is ever-increasingly contested and congested space. Defenders of these systems must fight through adversary action in complex tactical and strategic environments. Just now completing its third year, the Cyber-Security Collaborative Research Alliance has sought to develop approaches for understanding and countering adversaries. The goal of this work is to develop a new science of cyber-decision making in military networks and systems. In this article we introduce the conceptual framework for this new science and consider its core research elements of detection (situational awareness), risk (measurement and assessment), and agility (adapting systems to evolving threats); overlaying this is the human dimension of users, defenders and attackers. We conclude by articulating a vision for future military cyber-operations.