OŠLEJŠEK, Radek and Tomáš PITNER. Optimization of Cyber Defense Exercises Using Balanced Software Development Methodology. International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach. IGI Global, 2021, vol. 14, No 1, p. 136-155. ISSN 1935-570X. doi:10.4018/IJITSA.2021010108.
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Original name Optimization of Cyber Defense Exercises Using Balanced Software Development Methodology
Authors OŠLEJŠEK, Radek (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Tomáš PITNER (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach, IGI Global, 2021, 1935-570X.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 10201 Computer sciences, information science, bioinformatics
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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Organization unit Faculty of Informatics
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJITSA.2021010108
Keywords in English Cybersecurity; Training; Learning; Phase; Discipline; Agile; Disciplined; Cyber Range; Development Method; CDX; SPEM
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: RNDr. Radek Ošlejšek, Ph.D., učo 3636. Changed: 5/3/2021 07:48.
Abstract
Cyber defense exercises (CDXs) represent an effective way to train cybersecurity experts. However, their development is lengthy and expensive. The reason lies in current practice where the CDX life cycle is not sufficiently mapped and formalized, and then exercises are developed ad-hoc. However, the CDX development shares many aspects with software development, especially with ERP systems. This paper presents a generic CDX development method that has been derived from existing CDX life cycles using the SPEM standard meta-model. The analysis of the method revealed bottlenecks in the CDX development process. Observations made from the analysis and discussed in the paper indicate that the organization of CDXs can be significantly optimized by applying a balanced mixed approach with agile preparation and plan-driven disciplined evaluation.
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EF16_019/0000822, research and development projectName: Centrum excelence pro kyberkriminalitu, kyberbezpečnost a ochranu kritických informačních infrastruktur
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