Note: This course is confirmed as scheduled.
- For real-time participation the class will be hosted from 7:00p.m-9:30p.m. EDT/EST. Students who need to participate in the course at times other than these times, may listen to the full transcript (video, audio and participants commentaries). The 12-18 MB transcript of the presentation will be available from a protected AFCEA website location. Students will annotate the Power Point (original version) slides with any questions, and Dr. Strassmann will respond. Students will be allowed to follow the course synchronously if their time schedule allows it. They can mix synchronous and asynchronous attendance as a matter of choice. Each session will include a slide presentation, audio commentary and an interactive video-enabled on-line "chat" for questions. After class a recorded transcript will be available for each session. Members of the class will prepare a brief commentary on each weekly topic plus a term paper.
AFCEA PDC will run a test of the online classroom for all members of the class the week prior to the start of class.
- After class a recorded transcript will be available for each session.
The course provides students with an overview of current Cyber Operations issues. It deals with topics that are of primary interest to the Department of Defense and its contractors who will be carrying much of the responsibility for implementation of cyber-related systems. This a survey course. It offers a broad overview of cyber-relevant topics, including policy, governance, organization, doctrine, methods and technical means. New material is added to keep presentations current.
Prerequisites: Students should have an undergraduate degree in information technology or at least four years of experience in any field related to information technology.
Session 1: The Economics of New Threats
Session 2: DoD Organization for Countermeasures
Session 3: Internet and Its Source of Failures
Session 4: Attacks on DoD Networks
Session 5: Coping with Network Risks
Session 6: DoD Networks: The Present Situation
Session 7: How to Deal with Legacy Applications
Session 8: Desktop Virtualization Exposures
Session 9: Migration to Secure Data Center Clouds
Session 10: Semantic Software for Network Control
Session 11: Open Source Software and Its Vulnerability
Session 12: Data Storage and Systems Reliability
Session 13: Final Review
AFCEA PDC will run a test of the online classroom for all students prior to the start of class.
Each session will include a slide presentation and audio commentary and an online "chat" for questions. After class a recorded transcript will be available for each session.