234 Larsen Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Title: Cyber Operations: Defending Operations, not Information and Technology
Dr. Geir Olav Dyrkolbotn Center for Cyber and Information Security Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Abstract: According to a study by the World Economic Forum, a 10% increase in digitization results in 0,75% increase in gross domestic product (GDP). At the same time, we have investigations that indicate a loss of 0.64% due to cybercrime. This loss represents lost jobs, business opportunities and in long-term perspective a nations security and welfare. This trend is highly relevant for Armed Forces that also benefit from the digital revolution, unfortunately, so do our adversaries.
Information security focuses on protecting our information and technology, however recent trends show that information security comes short in defending missions against dedicated adversaries operating in cyber space. NATO has as a consequently acknowledged cyber space as a new warfare domain. Mission assurance through cyber operations is still maturing in military circles, but is highly relevant in private and public organizations as well.
This talk will introduce the concept of cyber operation and related topics, based on the speakers more than 15 years of experience in the field.
Bio: Maj/Dr. Geir Olav Dyrkolbotn is an officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces and
an associate professor at Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS) at
the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is currently
head of the NTNU Malware Lab and the research group for cyber defence at
CCIS. Geir Olav holds a PhD in information security from Gjøvik University
College (HiG) and a MSc in computer science from the NTNU. His career
includes more than 25 years in the Norwegian Armed Forces, where he holds
the rank of Major. His career has focused on operation, maintenance and
security in tactical communication systems and the last 15 years on defensive
cyber operations, computer network defense and operational security. His
research interest include cyber defense, reverse engineering and malware
analysis, side-channel attacks and machine learning.
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