The 2009 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) was the setting for a presentation by Secure Decisions entitled “CAMUS: Automatically Mapping Cyber Assets to Missions and Users.” Beneath the banner of this year’s theme “The Challenge of Convergence,” the annual MILCOM conference featured military, government and homeland security specialists.
Northport, NY October 9, 2009 – Progress to date on the Secure Decisions research project CAMUS was chronicled at the annual 2009 Military Communications Conference in Boston. The paper titled “CAMUS: Automatically Mapping Cyber Assets to Missions and Users” was presented to an audience representing military, homeland security and government representatives. The project, Cyber Assets to Missions and Users (CAMUS), includes methods and associated software to assist in identifying which missions may be impacted when one or more cyber assets is compromised.
The conference, which included both classified and unclassified tracks, included presentations by David Gergen, Editor-at-Large for U.S. News and World Report, Michael Chertoff, Former Homeland Security Secretary, Adm. Thad Allen, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Lt. Gen. Ted Bowlds, Commander of the Hanscom Electronic Systems Center, and others. The gathering’s theme, stated by Executive Chair Chris Marzilla, was “Convergence of situational awareness, intelligence and information.”
The Secure Decisions paper, authored by John Goodall, Secure Decisions Director Anita D’Amico and Jason Kopylec, traced the project’s roots to antecedent work by Salerno, Grimaila and Fortson, and Yoakum-Stover and Malyuta. The paper introduces the CAMUS approach to fusing information from multiple cyber sources, using concepts such as ontology fuselets, and describes an early demonstration example involving 1GB of netflow traffic and 10K unique IP addresses.