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


Computer Science

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Computer Science and 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.