Network Situational Awareness: Sonification & Visualization in the Cyber Battlespace

Tom Fairfax, Christopher Laing, Paul Vickers

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Digital Crime, Cyberspace Security, and Information Assurance
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Pages334-349
Number of pages675
ISBN (Print)9781466663244
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Digital Crime, Forensics, and Cyber Terrorism (ADCFCT)
PublisherIGI Global

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