Cyberlytic Case Studies & Use Cases

Overview

Cyberlytic has provided advanced technology to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) since 2013, supporting critical cyber research projects and developing advanced cyber solutions that are key to defence requirements.

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MoD, Government

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In January 2017 Cyberlytic, as part of a consortium with BMT Defence Services and Riskaware, was awarded a contract with MOD to develop a mission planning tool that uses advanced analytics to visualise and predict the outcome and effects from cyber and physical threats. 


About JUMP: Joint User Mission Planning for CEMA

The Joint User Mission Planning (JUMP) for Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Activity (CEMA) is a toolset developed for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), an executive agency of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). 

JUMP provides users with the ability to visualise cyber and physical risk across multiple assets within an operational context.  Cyberlytic applies its unique risk assessment methodology, together with advanced game theory analytics to determine and predict best courses of action.  Our partners provide an immersive, virtual reality experience, which allows users to interact within a scenario; considering all aspects of risk, effect and connectivity.


JUMP is a powerful toolset that utilises multiple state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) analysis. The purpose of JUMP is to provide Joint User Command teams with an informed visual understanding of the impact of CEMA effects within the land, air and sea domains and vice versa, whether the mission is defensive or offensive. 

Phase 1 of JUMP has provided the defence community with a coherent mission planning utility for cyberspace using tools and techniques to support Joint User military commanders to accomplish a wide-range of mission-planning tasks including the ability to:

• Understand the impact of cyberspace activity on a mission.
• Construct plans detailing optimal Courses of Action (CoA) to support the mission objective.
• Evaluate the impact of CoA against the potential activities of adversaries, allies and neutrals.
• Identify critical points of our own, or adversary’s, military cyber-dependent systems.
• Incorporate understanding the Cyber domain into military-operational planning.
• Fuse Land, Air, Sea, Cyber environments to deliver a joint picture.

In addition to mission planning, a future use case for JUMP is to support mission rehearsal immediately ahead of a mission to confirm that plans are feasible, re-planning during the live mission, and following the mission as part of de-briefing.

Mission Planning Environment

JUMP supports military effects-based planning in the land, sea air and CEMA domains. JUMP allows a commander to understand the risks associated with performance, cost and time for different physical, cyber and EM effects, and the resultant impact on the overall mission objectives. It has developed CEMA symbols, that are aligned with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) symbology, to assist the commander to consider physical containment tactics as well as cyber defensive or offensive strategies and EM responses. 

The consortium has developed the toolset to provide a comprehensive situational awareness picture that the commander can easily visualise and understand. The information has been translated from a CEMA style taxonomy into ‘Senior Command’ language. This allows the commanders to understand the construct of each potential CoA and the resultant impact of cyber and EM tasks on the overall mission planning process. 

To find out more about the project contact info@cyberlytic.com 

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