The Cyber Capability Development Centre (CCDC) – A business case

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Authors
  1. Dondo, M.G.
  2. Simmelink, D.
  3. Worth, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
This document reports on the business case for the Cyber Capability Development Centre (CCDC), an experimentation capability to support cyber security science and technology (S&T) activities in support of the Department of National Defence (DND) / Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) objective to operate effectively in the cyber environment. Currently, the Cyber Operations and Signals Warfare (COSW) section at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Ottawa does not have the technological ability to quickly and effectively evaluate and validate cyber operations concepts and solutions needed to effectively defend deployed networks against the ever increasing cyber threat. In order to support short- and long-term cyber S&T delivery to meet this challenge, DRDC Ottawa proposes the CCDC as an agile and effective infrastructure for cyber research, experimentation, testing and evaluation, demonstration, and training. Such a capability could be realized by utilizing combinations of existing systems and networks. However, an options analysis conducted to evaluate such possibilities showed that the best way forward is through a centralized lab solution based on virtual infrastructure. Such technology will be implemented over a five-year period in three incremental phases starting with an isolated virtualized testbed, followed by integration of Level II interactive capabilities, and finally support for collaboration activities with 5Eyes partners. The options analysis also concluded that

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Keywords
cyber capability;virtual lab
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-D003 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 Jan 2017
Number of Pages
115
DSTKIM No
CA044875
CANDIS No
805250
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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