Cyber Defense and Situational Awareness

  • Alexander Kott
  • Cliff Wang
  • Robert F. Erbacher

Part of the Advances in Information Security book series (ADIS, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Alexander Kott, Cliff Wang, Robert F. Erbacher
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mica R. Endsley, Erik S. Connors
    Pages 7-27
  4. Alexander Kott, Norbou Buchler, Kristin E. Schaefer
    Pages 29-45
  5. Massimiliano Albanese, Sushil Jajodia
    Pages 47-62
  6. Nicholas Evancich, Zhuo Lu, Jason Li, Yi Cheng, Joshua Tuttle, Peng Xie
    Pages 63-91
  7. Cleotilde Gonzalez, Noam Ben-Asher, Alessandro Oltramari, Christian Lebiere
    Pages 93-117
  8. John Yen, Robert F. Erbacher, Chen Zhong, Peng Liu
    Pages 119-144
  9. Christopher G. Healey, Lihua Hao, Steve E. Hutchinson
    Pages 145-165
  10. Brian E. Ulicny, Jakub J. Moskal, Mieczyslaw M. Kokar, Keith Abe, John Kei Smith
    Pages 167-199
  11. Richard Harang
    Pages 201-217
  12. Jared Holsopple, Moises Sudit, Shanchieh Jay Yang
    Pages 219-238
  13. Shanchieh Jay Yang, Haitao Du, Jared Holsopple, Moises Sudit
    Pages 239-261
  14. Yi Cheng, Julia Deng, Jason Li, Scott A. DeLoach, Anoop Singhal, Xinming Ou
    Pages 263-295
  15. Gabriel Jakobson
    Pages 297-322
  16. Alexander Kott, Cliff Wang, Robert F. Erbacher
    Pages 323-328
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 329-329

About this book


This book is the first publication to give a comprehensive, structured treatment to the important topic of situational awareness in cyber defense. It presents the subject in a logical, consistent, continuous discourse, covering key topics such as formation of cyber situational awareness, visualization and human factors, automated learning and inference, use of ontologies and metrics, predicting and assessing impact of cyber attacks, and achieving resilience of cyber and physical mission. Chapters include case studies, recent research results and practical insights described specifically for this book. Situational awareness is exceptionally prominent in the field of cyber defense. It involves science, technology and practice of perception, comprehension and projection of events and entities in cyber space. Chapters discuss the difficulties of achieving cyber situational awareness – along with approaches to overcoming the difficulties - in the relatively young field of cyber defense where key phenomena are so unlike the more conventional physical world. Cyber Defense and Situational Awareness is designed as a reference for practitioners of cyber security and developers of technology solutions for cyber defenders. Advanced-level students and researchers focused on security of computer networks will also find this book a valuable resource.


Attack projection Cyber analysis Cyber crime Cyber defense Cyber security Cyber warfare Intrusion detection Learning and semantics Metrics of security Mission resilience Network awareness Network monitoring Situation assessment Situation awareness Situation understanding

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Kott
    • 1
  • Cliff Wang
    • 2
  • Robert F. Erbacher
    • 3
  1. 1.United States Army Research LaboratoryAdelphiUSA
  2. 2.United States Army Research OfficeResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  3. 3.United States Army Research LaboratoryAdelphiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11390-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11391-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2633
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