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Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications by Andreas Tolk, Larry B. Rainey

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Chapter 20A Framework for Achieving Dynamic Cyber Effects through Distributed Cyber Command and Control/Battle Management (C2/BM)

John F. Sarkesain1 and Thomas W. O’Brien2

1 SIOC Group, L.L.C and The Aerospace Corporation, Ashburn, VA, USA.

2 US Air Force, Colonel (Retired)

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

—Albert Einstein, a scientist

20.1 INTRODUCTION

20.1.1 Cyber, Not a Revolution in Military Affairs, but a Revolution in National/Global Security Affairs

The cyber warfare revolution extends far beyond the military to the very foundation of our national security. Driven by a revolution in information technologies and smart devices, a virtual revolution in global communications connectivity, and by the movement to the “cloud” and the massive collection and rapid, tailored exploitation of “big data,” the world is experiencing a revolution in human and national security affairs, impacting us all in profound ways that are not yet fully understood. With routine reports about the unrelenting cyber intrusions and espionage on massive scales against our national security and commercial and banking industries, as well as periodic reports about cyberattacks against the critical infrastructures (CI) of countries across the globe, such as the takedown of Georgian and Estonian telecommunications grids to the surgical attacks against the Iranian hardened nuclear fuel enrichment plant at Natanz, the world is being forever and irrevocably changed by cyberspace. These emerging events are ...

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