Technical Report: Security Engineering Project – Part 1a & Part 1b & Part 2 & Part 3 & Part 4

Report Name:  Security Engineering Project
Part 1a – System Aware Cyber Security for an Autonomous Surveillance System On Board an Unmanned Arial
Vehicle
Part 1b – System Aware Cyber-Security Application to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – Georgia Institute of Technology

Part 2 – Human Factors Engineering and System-Aware Cybersecurity

Part 3 – Cloud Architectural Assurance and Protecting Systems with Cloud-based System-Aware Methods

Part 4 – System-Aware, Model-based Cyber Assessments

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Abstract
This report is broken down into four major parts that correspond to the 4 major components of
the research efforts for the RT-115 efforts for FY 2014. Each of the reports are standalone
descriptions of the activities, the findings and the proposed future work for each of the focus
areas.
Part 1a – System Aware Cyber Security for an Autonomous Surveillance System On Board an
Unmanned Arial Vehicle
– Describes the Phase 2 efforts to apply System-Aware techniques to
protected an unmanned surveillance platform.

Part 1b – System Aware Cyber-Security Application to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Describes the Phase 2 efforts conducted by Georgia Institute of Technology.

Part 2 – Human Factors Engineering and System-Aware Cybersecurity – Begins addressing
necessary human factors related solutions as part applying System-Aware Cyber Security
solutions, addressing the necessity to instill confidence in needed operator decision-making
under what can be very uncertain attack situations.

Part 3 – Cloud Architectural Assurance and Protecting Systems with Cloud-based System Aware
Methods
– Addresses two efforts,
1) providing assurance techniques to private cloud architectures, and
2) providing protections to systems using System-Aware methods while taking advantage of the agility of private cloud platforms.

Part 4 – System-Aware, Model-based Cyber Assessments – Activities in architectural selection
focused on investigating the hypothesis that a scalable and agile approach to the missionfocused
architectural selection problem can be found by making use of, and integrating, two
structured modeling approaches: System Models and Attack Models.

Researchers

Collaborators