Network Situational Awareness: Sonification & Visualization in the Cyber Battlespace

Fairfax, Tom, Laing, Christopher and Vickers, Paul (2014) Network Situational Awareness: Sonification & Visualization in the Cyber Battlespace. In: Handbook of Research on Digital Crime, Cyberspace Security, and Information Assurance. Advances in Digital Crime, Forensics, and Cyber Terrorism (ADCFCT) . IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 334-349. ISBN 9781466663244

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This chapter treats computer networks as a cyber warfighting domain in which the maintenance of situational awareness is impaired by increasing traffic volumes and the lack of immediate sensory perception. Sonification (the use of non-speech audio for communicating information) is proposed as a viable means of monitoring a network in real time and a research agenda employing the sonification of a network’s self organized criticality within a context-aware affective computing scenario is given. The chapter views a computer network as a cyber battlespace with a particular operations spectrum and dynamics. Increasing network traffic volumes are interfering with the ability to present real-time intelligence about a network and so suggestions are made for how the context of a network might be used to help construct intelligent information infrastructures. Such a system would use affective computing principles to sonify emergent properties (such as self-organized criticality) of network traffic and behaviour to provide effective real-time situational awareness.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing User: Christopher Laing
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:43
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 01:51

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