Metrics for V&V of cyber defenses

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11334-015-0261-7

Cite this article as:
Feather, M.S., Wilf, J.M. & Priest, J. Innovations Syst Softw Eng (2016) 12: 81. doi:10.1007/s11334-015-0261-7


There is a need for a disciplined approach for evaluating a cyber defense prior to its introduction into an operational environment. This is necessary to assess whether the benefits of the defense will be worth its costs and risks. A traditional V&V workflow is adapted for this purpose. The considerations it must take into account are described, as is the collection and presentation of pertinent metrics. An example of this workflow is given for a cyber defense against a “reconnaissance attack” that threatens information integrity and confidentiality.


Cybersecurity Verification and validation (V&V) Metrics Testbed Fidelity Visualization 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin S. Feather
    • 1
  • Joel M. Wilf
    • 1
  • Joseph Priest
    • 1
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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