Forum: Active Network Defense
Information Operations is often categorized as being either offensive or
defensive. The defensive side can be further subdivided into passive and
active techniques. Research is needed to better understand the current
state of Active Network Defense (AND). The panel will address the following
topics from a technical, legal, and ethical point of view:
Address the definition of AND and why it is important part of the defensive
toolset. Examples of initiatives related to defense actions will be
addressed, to include the feasibility of a traceback capability.
Address the legal, policy, and authorization issues that impact AND.
Current state-of-the-art capabilities for AND. This would include efforts
from academia, the R&D community, and industry.
Identify where additional research is needed to focus future activities