Cyber Test and Evaluation (T&E)

Presented: June 6, 2023 12:00 pm
Presented by: Sarah Standard, Nilo Thomas

Cyber T&E policy and guidance are being modernized to keep pace with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition objectives stated in DoDI 5000.01:

  1. Simplify Acquisition Policy
  2. Tailor Acquisition Approaches
  3. Empower Program Managers
  4. Conduct Data-Driven Analysis
  5. Actively Manage Risk
  6. Emphasize Sustainment

This webinar training will provide a brief introduction to the DoD’s iterative cyber T&E approach superseding the six phases. We will cover the following topics:

  • Iterative Cyber T&E Methodology
  • Cyber T&E Strategy and the Integrated Decision Support Key (IDSK)
  • Activities for Scoping Iterative Cyber T&E:
    • Cyber Requirements, Mission-Based Cyber Risk Assessments, Threat Characterization, Attack Surface Characterization, and Using Cyber T&E
  • Security Verification, Cooperative, and Adversarial Testing


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