Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Dampier, David A.

Committee Member

McGrew, Robert Wesley

Committee Member

Williams, Byron J.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


As the military has to react and respond to cyber attacks, they also are having to develop a way to apply cyber operations to the command and control hierarchy already in use. This thesis studies the requirements for a cyber command and control (C3) and conducts an experiment to test whether a C3 approach to red teaming helps users find more vulnerabilities. Since red teaming is similar in setting to the cyber operations setting, if the team finds that a C3 helps team members find more vulnerabilities, then a C3 environment can help the military better respond to cyber attacks. As a result of the experiment, the control team and the team using the C3 tied. However, participants surveyed indicated that using a C3 environment was more helpful than not using the C3 environment.