Områdesanalys: IT-försvar

Authors:

  • Hallberg Jonas
  • Hunstad Amund
  • Eriksson Anders E
  • Palmgren Sören

Publish date: 2002-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0469--SE

Pages: 30

Written in: Swedish

Abstract

This report contains an analysis of the computer network operations area. The purpose is to deliver a basis for the Swedish Armed Forces to decide upon new research programs within the area. First, a structure of the area, consisting of five IT-defence capabilities and three aspects of these capabilities, was developed (four of the capabilities are included in the concept of CNO, which thus in principle equals the area of IT-defence). The structure can be used to categorize work and competence, but also to reveal the size and inter-disciplinary character of the area. Second, seven problem areas requiring research efforts were identified. Placing the problem areas in the structure reveals the size of the respective areas. Third, national research activity within the area of IT-defence was compiled. An important conclusion is that the area of IT-defence is strongly inter-disciplinary. However, at the same time, focus is required in order to be able to generate new results. Thus, the demand for research programs incorporating both width and focus is apparent. Moreover, all the seven identified problem areas have to be addressed. Currently, it is not possible to prioritise between the problem areas. First, the activity within each area has to be raised to reach a critical mass. Thereafter, prioritisation and redirections can be done according to current needs and results.

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