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1 James Caroland, U.S. Cyber Command Greg Conti, West Point http://www.scottmckay.ca/the-blog/tag/briefs 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

3 http://www.dennismansfield.com/.a/6a00d834530c9c69e201157004e41b970c-800wi

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5 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Test_%28student_assessment%29.jpeg

6 http://stuffmysisterswilllike.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/cadet-james-t-kirk-during-the-kobayashi-maru-scenario.jpg

7 http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z35/demonoidtmn/Nar24.png

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 3.141592653589 79323846264338 32795028841971 69399375105820 97494459230781 64062862089986 28034825342117 06798214808651 32823066470938 44609550582231 72535940812848 11174502841027 01938521055596 44622948954930

10 Examples

11 The False Book Cover

12 The Everyday Object

13 http://www.grainger.com The Ceiling Tile

14 http://www.imaginghostingservice.com/d2ap2c11da4087.jpg Hiding in Plain Sight

15 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hp_laserjet_4200dtns.jpg Prepositioned Answers

16 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mengu_Ziyun_xia_24b.jpg Alternate Encoding

17 Morse Code

18 Story Encoded

19 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Post-it-note-transparent.png The Classic

20 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EssayImageAction.png Precompiled Answer

21 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EssayImageAction.png rand() 3.1415926535 + 90 random digits

22 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mengu_Ziyun_xia_24b.jpg Power Point 3.14159265358 7932384626433 3279502884197 6939937510582 9749445923078 3.14159265358 7932384626433 3279502884197 6939937510582 9749445923078 3.14159265358 7932384626433 3279502884197 6939937510582 9749445923078 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 jlcarol@cybercom.mil Greg Conti West Point gjconti@rumint.org Teach yourself, your friends and your co-workers to cheat. Our adversaries already do.


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