Cyber network mission dependencies
September 18, 2015
Cyber assets are critical to mission success in every arena of the Department of Defense. Because all DoD missions depend on cyber infrastructure, failure to secure network assets and assure the capabilities they enable will pose a fundamental risk to any defense mission. The impact of a cyber attack is not well understood by warfighters or leadership. It is critical that the DoD develop better cognizance of Cyber Network Mission Dependencies (CNMD). This report identifies the major drivers for mapping missions to network assets, introduces existing technologies in the mission-mapping landscape, and proposes directions for future development.