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1 James Caroland, U.S. Cyber Command Greg Conti, West Point Lessons of the Kobayashi Maru: Cheating is Fundamental

2 Disclaimer The views in this article are the authors’ and don’t reflect the official policy or position of the United States Military Academy, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, United States Cyber Command, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government. Or in Esperanto... La views en this paroli are la auxtoro kaj dont reflekti la oficiala policy aux pozicio de la United Stato Military Akademio la Department de la Armeo la Department de la Navy United Stato Cyber Koamandi la Department de Defense aux la United Stato Registaro

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8 Joint Advanced Cyber Warfare Course (JACWC)

9 Setup of "Test" Provide virtually no notice Choose "unfair" problem Tell students don't want them to study... we want them to cheat Collaborative cheating was encouraged, but this exercise wasn't a blanket license to cheat throughout the course

10 Examples

11 The False Book Cover

12 The Everyday Object

13 The Ceiling Tile

14 Hiding in Plain Sight

15 Prepositioned Answers

16 Alternate Encoding

17 Morse Code

18 Story Encoded

19 The Classic

20 Precompiled Answer

21 rand() random digits

22 Power Point Slide 1 Slide 2 Slide 3

23 Hash marks

24 Obscured by wholesome goodness

25 Ubiquitous Coffee

26 demo

27 Notebook Camouflage

28 demo

29 Roach clip engraving

30 Fake Barcodes

31 Customized jewelry

32 Artist daughter + code

33 Security Lessons Learned Most people are pretty darn good at cheating o Especially the quiet ones Cheaters... o Exploit explicit and implicit trust o Exploit laziness o Exploit predictability o Exploit limitations of human and machine senses o Use everyday objects o Look where no one else is looking o Use uncommon skill sets o Have backup plans

34 Acknowledgements We'd like to thank... Mudge, TJ White, Eric McKissick, Mark Moss, and all the JACWC students. See also... Gregory Conti and James Caroland. "Embracing the Kobayashi Maru - Why You Should Teach Your Students to Cheat." IEEE Security and Privacy, July/August 2011.

35 Questions? James Caroland U.S. Cyber Command Greg Conti West Point Teach yourself, your friends and your co-workers to cheat. Our adversaries already do.


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