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Title: Gamification for Measuring Cyber Security Situational Awareness

Cyber defense competitions arising from U.S. service academy exercises, offer a platform for collecting data that can inform research that ranges from characterizing the ideal cyber warrior to describing behaviors during certain challenging cyber defense situations. This knowledge could lead to better preparation of cyber defenders in both military and civilian settings. This paper describes how one regional competition, the PRCCDC, a participant in the national CCDC program, conducted proof of concept experimentation to collect data during the annual competition for later analysis. The intent is to create an ongoing research agenda that expands on this current work and incorporates augmented cognition and gamification methods for measuring cybersecurity situational awareness under the stress of cyber attack.
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Conference: Foundations of Augmented Cognition, 7th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, July 21-26, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8027:656-665
DD Schmorrow and CM Fidopiastis; Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany.
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Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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United States
Cyber Defense Competitions, CCDC, cyber defender, cyberwarrior