GHOSTS in the Machine: A Framework for Cyber-Warfare Exercise NPC Simulation
journal contributionposted on 17.09.2020 by Dustin Updyke, Geoffrey B. Dobson, Thomas G. Podnar, Luke J. Osterritter, Benjamin L. Earl, Adam D. Cerini
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This report introduces the GHOSTS ((G)eneral HOSTS) framework, the purpose of which is to create a high level of realism in cyber-warfare exercises by establishing and building behaviorally accurate, autonomous non-player characters (NPCs). The report outlines how the GHOSTS framework accomplishes the creation of simulations in which NPCs realistically represent a vast array of possible encounters and outcomes.