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Default Air Force Logo 50 Cyber Questions Every Airman Can Answer
1. What is the mission of the US Air Force?The mission of the United States Air Force is to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests—to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.2. What is cyberspace?Author William Gibson coined the term by combining cybernetics and space into the
0 6/09
2017
Air Force Cyber College Shield About the Air Force Cyber College
Context of the NeedThe ability to disrupt United States military operations has long been hypothesized as an asymmetric challenge adversaries are likely to pursue. This is now reality as evidenced by the growing quantity and intensity of malicious incidents ranging from espionage to physical effects in, through and by means of cyberspace. The
0 7/20
2016
Air Force Cyber College Shield Air Force Cyber College Faculty
Faculty Members   Colonel Mixon is the Commandant at the Air Force Cyber College. He was commissioned into the Air Force from the United States Air Force Academy in 1993 graduating with a B.S. in Political Science. In addition, he has earned a Master of Arts from the Naval Post Graduate School in Security Studies
0 7/20
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air University cyber team places in Geneva competition
A team of Air University cyber students placed second in the European leg of the 2017 “Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge” competition co-hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Atlantic Council.Team “Keep Calm and Cyber On” was pitted against 23 teams from Europe, Asia and North America in the two-day competition in Geneva, April
0 4/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Airpower Lessons for an Air Force Cyber-Power Targeting Theory
Cyber targeting and associated doctrine should be the center of Air Force cyber strategy and its plans to organize, train, and equip a force for full-spectrum cyberspace operations. Understanding what targets cyber operations can affect is critical to deliberate planning or crisis planning. This paper attempts to draw parallels to early airpower
0 4/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Blockchain Technology
Blockchains are a new information technology that have the potential to invert the cybersecurity paradigm. First, blockchain networks are trustless: they assume compromise of the network by both insiders and outsiders. Second, blockchains are transparently secure: they do not rely on failure-prone secrets but rather on a cryptographic data
0 7/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Claiming the Lost Cyber Heritage
The Air Force ensures that newer generations of Airmen learn through the vicarious experiences of those who have gone before them. They are taught to admire Eddie Rickenbacker and Billy Mitchell, and cadets and officers are tested to ensure they understand the lessons from Big Week, MiG Alley, and Rolling Thunder to Iraqi Freedom. Understanding
0 6/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Cyber Opportunities Forum for Understanding Cybersecurity
The Cyber Opportunities Forum is designed for leaders who currently serve in, have an interest in, or may have the need to develop cyber strategies. Technical expertise is not needed, but attendees must possess sufficient intellectual curiosity to be receptive to new ideas and new approaches to understanding national security.This series examines
0 10/31
2016
Default Air Force Logo Cyber Workforce Retention
The US Air Force must develop strategies to effectively retain and sustainably build its workforce of 1B4 cyber Airmen. Doing so will be most critical in the next few years as the Air Force continues to increase its contribution to the nation’s cyber mission forces. This study overviews the current cybersecurity human capital environment and
0 3/10
2017
Default Air Force Logo Cyberlaw and Policy
IntroductionCyber capabilities have opened an entirely new area of warfare. It has been called a revolution in military affairs—evolutionary technological development, and associated tactical and strategic change, altering the character of war.1 Many of the same law-of-war issues exist in cyber operations as in traditional military operations.
0 7/06
2017
Air Force Cyber College Shield Designing Cybersecurity into Defense Systems: An Information Economics Approach
Hackers have compromised the designs of numerous major US weapon systems. Safeguarding mission-critical systems requires effective network security and secure firmware and software. To achieve this, the US Defense Department should carefully screen contractors based on their past cybersecurity prowess and provide incentives for them to produce and
0 8/12
2016
Default Air Force Logo Four Axioms of Offensive Cyberpower
Offensive cyberpower is a dark art of manipulating computer logic, misdirection, and deception. We do not use the term cyberpower broadly herein. We differentiate it from all the obvious benefits of employing computers and network technology to compute, store, and transmit information, or what we might think of as the intended uses by the owners
0 6/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo ISR and Cyberspace
IntroductionThe Air Force conducts its core mission of global integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) in and through cyberspace. This new domain represents an ever-expanding source of intelligence data vital to the full range of joint military operations. At the same time, cyberspace represents new avenues to apply force
0 7/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Social Media The Fastest Growing Vulnerability to the Air Force Mission
The inherent risks and vulnerabilities of the Internet and social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter have cultivated a rich and ripe environment for foreign adversaries and criminals to cherry-pick personal information about Airmen and their missions for nefarious activities. FBI guidance encourages users to reduce their online
0 4/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo The Achievable Multinational Cyber Treaty Strengthening Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
Developing cyber norms and institutions has been problematic due to the competing interests of the major state actors in the multinational environment—especially among Russia, China, and the United States—concerning information freedom and access. The author establishes the genesis of this debate and argues that the United States should move beyond
0 4/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo The Future of Things Cyber
Years ago, when I was an ROTC instructor, the first unit of instruction for rising juniors dealt with communication skills. Near the beginning of the unit, I would quote Confucius to my new students: "The rectification of names is the most important business of government. If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth
0 6/09
2017
Air Force Cyber College Shield The Human Side of Cyber Conflict: Organizing, Training, and Equipping the Air Force Cyber Workforce
The chief of staff of the Air Force tasked the AirForce Research Institute (AFRI) to review the training and developmentof the USAF cyber forces to take stock of current Air Force cyberforce development. AFRI was to determine whether structuralchanges were required to ensure the successful organizing, training,and equipping of the Air Force’s cyber
0 8/12
2016
Air Force Cyber College Shield Welcome to the Air Force Cyber College
The Air Force’s airpower heritage lies in its innovative past that began with the development of the Air Corp Tactical School (ACTS). The ACTS brought together innovative practitioners and strategic thinkers to explore, develop, and mature airpower concepts and ideas. Today, an analogous opportunity presents itself with the cyberspace domain and
0 7/20
2016
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