This chapter treats computer networks as a cyber warfighting domain in which the maintenance of situational awareness is impaired by increasing traffic volumes and the lack of immediate sensory perception. Sonification (the use of non-speech audio for communicating information) is proposed as a viable means of monitoring a network in real time and a research agenda employing the sonification of a network’s self organized criticality within a context-aware affective computing scenario is given. The chapter views a computer network as a cyber battlespace with a particular operations spectrum and dynamics. Increasing network traffic volumes are interfering with the ability to present real-time intelligence about a network and so suggestions are made for how the context of a network might be used to help construct intelligent information infrastructures. Such a system would use affective computing principles to sonify emergent properties (such as self-organized criticality) of network traffic and behaviour to provide effective real-time situational awareness.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Digital Crime, Cyberspace Security, and Information Assurance|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA|
|Number of pages||675|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2014|
|Name||Advances in Digital Crime, Forensics, and Cyber Terrorism (ADCFCT)|