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R-EACTR: A Framework for Designing Realistic Cyber Warfare Exercises

  • Abstract

    As the cyberspace domain expands into nearly every aspect of military operations, leaders are challenged to provide valuable training and exercises to a growing number of cyber units. In order to be valuable, the exercise experience must feel realistic. This report introduces a design framework for cyber warfare exercises called Realistic - Environment, Adversary, Communications, Tactics, and Roles (R-EACTR). The R-EACTR framework places realism at the forefront of every cyber warfare exercise design decision. This report also describes challenges involved in creating military cyber exercises, a framework for building realism into each aspect of the exercise, and a case study of one exercise where the framework was successfully employed.

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SEI

Dobson, Geoffrey; Podnar, Thomas; Cerini, Adam; & Osterritter, Luke. R-EACTR: A Framework for Designing Realistic Cyber Warfare Exercises. CMU/SEI-2017-TR-005. Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 2017. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=505224

IEEE

Dobson. Geoffrey, Podnar. Thomas, Cerini. Adam, and Osterritter. Luke, "R-EACTR: A Framework for Designing Realistic Cyber Warfare Exercises," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2017-TR-005, 2017. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=505224

APA

Dobson, Geoffrey., Podnar, Thomas., Cerini, Adam., & Osterritter, Luke. (2017). R-EACTR: A Framework for Designing Realistic Cyber Warfare Exercises (CMU/SEI-2017-TR-005). Retrieved October 21, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=505224

CHI

Geoffrey Dobson, Thomas Podnar, Adam Cerini, & Luke Osterritter. R-EACTR: A Framework for Designing Realistic Cyber Warfare Exercises (CMU/SEI-2017-TR-005). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2017. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=505224

MLA

Dobson, Geoffrey., Podnar, Thomas., Cerini, Adam., & Osterritter, Luke. 2017. R-EACTR: A Framework for Designing Realistic Cyber Warfare Exercises (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2017-TR-005). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=505224

BibTex

@techreport{DobsonREACTRA2017,
title={R-EACTR: A Framework for Designing Realistic Cyber Warfare Exercises},
author={Geoffrey Dobson and Thomas Podnar and Adam Cerini and Luke Osterritter},
year={2017},
number={CMU/SEI-2017-TR-005},
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=505224} }