Security in Simulation – A Step in the Right Direction

ABSTRACT: A number of approaches are currently in use to allow limited sharing of data between simulationsrunning at different native classification levels, but each have their associated issues which prevent full interoperability. This presents users and accreditors alike with a unique set of challenges. Building on the work presented to recent SIWs by NATO MSG 080 (Security in Collective Mission Simulation) the Security in Simulation Standing Study Group has been considering the role standards might play in making progress towards a Cross Domain Solution.

This presentation summarises the work of the SSG showing how it has built on past papers and the work of NATO MSG-080 to identify where standards might contribute to – if not a full Cross Domain Solution – at least to making progress in this area.

The SSG members propose to draw on national use cases to create a set of guidelines for best practice, to create a taxonomy of terms commonly in use and to create a Security overlay for DSEEP. The paper will examine some of the use cases to consider how they might be applied across the various approaches, where they highlight common challenges and what this might mean for the proposed product nomination. SISO cannot expect to influence the policies and processes of individual nations, but engagement with their accreditors is an important factor and it is hoped this paper will provide sufficient material to stimulate engagement and obtain their buy-in.

Authors: Stella Croom-Johnson, Wim Huiskamp, Björn Möller
Publication: Proceedings of 2013 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, 13F-SIW-009, Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization, September 2013

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