|Student Name:||Capt John Cobb|
|Thesis:||Decapitation Attacks Against Mission-Critical Networks|
|Location:||CCR Conference Room|
|Date & Time:||02/27/2014 at 1000|
|Abstract:|| This research analyzes decapitation attacks against mission-critical closed networks. Many mission-critical networks in military, intelligence, or infrastructure settings are multi-site closed networks with defenders centralized at one or two locations. This structure introduces challenges for attackers and defenders that differ from traditional attacks against internet-connected “open” networks, and vulnerabilities to attacks that lock defenders out of remote sites. This research examines vectors into a closed network and targets within the network when cutting remote defenders off; the research concludes with a forensic study of malicious HID and a demonstration of an NTP-hijacking attack against an Active Directory forest.