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Elements of impact assessment: a case study with cyber attacks
Author(s): Shanchieh Jay Yang; Jared Holsopple; Daniel Liu
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Paper Abstract

Extensive discussions have taken place in recent year regarding impact assessment - what is it and how can we do it? It is especially intriguing in this modern era where non-traditional warfare has caused either information overload or limited understanding of adversary doctrines. This work provides a methodical discussion of key elements for the broad definition of impact assessment (IA). The discussion will start with a process flow involving components related to IA. Two key functional components, impact estimation and threat projection, are compared and illustrated in detail. These details include a discussion of when to model red and blue knowledge. Algorithmic approaches will be discussed, augmented with lessons learned from our IA development for cyber situation awareness. This paper aims at providing the community with a systematic understanding of IA and its open issues with specific examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7352, Intelligent Sensing, Situation Management, Impact Assessment, and Cyber-Sensing, 73520D (19 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818395
Show Author Affiliations
Shanchieh Jay Yang, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Jared Holsopple, Calspan-UB Research Ctr. (United States)
Daniel Liu, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7352:
Intelligent Sensing, Situation Management, Impact Assessment, and Cyber-Sensing
Stephen Mott; John F. Buford; Gabriel Jakobson, Editor(s)

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