Securing military decision making in a network-centric environment

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Candolin, Catharina 2012-02-17T07:25:36Z 2012-02-17T07:25:36Z 2005-12-20
dc.identifier.isbn 951-22-7981-9
dc.identifier.issn 1795-4584
dc.description.abstract The development of the society and warfare goes hand in hand. With the proliferation of modern information technology, in particular communication technology, concepts such as information warfare and network-centric warfare have emerged. Information has become one of the core elements in military decision making, where the purpose is to gain information superiority with respect to the enemy while denying the enemy from doing the same. Network-centricity comes from the fact that communication networks are used to enable information warfare in the theatre of operations. Thus, the role of the communication network is to support decision making. In this thesis, military decision making in a network-centric environment is analyzed from the perspective of information warfare. Based on the analysis, a set of security requirements are identified. The thesis also proposes a set of solutions and concepts to the vulnerabilities found and analyzes the solutions with respect to the requirements and a set of use scenarios. The main solutions are Packet Level Authentication, which secures the military infrastructure, and Self-healing Networks, which enable the network to restructure itself after a large-scale or dedicated attack. The restructuring process relies on a Context Aware Management architecture, which has originally been developed to allow network nodes to rapidly react to a changing environment. Furthermore, the thesis presents a trust management model based on incomplete trust to cope with compromised nodes. Also privacy issues are discussed; several different privacy classes are identified and the problems with each of them are addressed. en
dc.format.extent 141
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki University of Technology en
dc.publisher Teknillinen korkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries TKK dissertations en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 20 en
dc.subject.other Computer science en
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering en
dc.title Securing military decision making in a network-centric environment en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi
dc.description.version reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science and Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Tietotekniikan osasto fi
dc.subject.keyword security en
dc.subject.keyword communication network en
dc.subject.keyword information warfare en
dc.subject.keyword network-centric warfare en
dc.subject.keyword decision making en
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:fi:tkk-006061
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en
dc.contributor.lab Laboratory for Theoretical Computer Science en
dc.contributor.lab Tietojenkäsittelyteorian laboratorio fi

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