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Strategic Gaming Facilitation: Cyberstrike Advanced — Naval Postgraduate School


Date: September 8, 2020 to September 10, 2020
Location: Online

The Global ECCO team facilitated the Global ECCO game, Cyberstrike Advanced, for a cyber security course at the Naval Postgraduate School. 

CyberStrike is a six-player game that simulates the complex strategic environment of cyber conflict.  Players can play as criminals, terrorists, hackers, or states, with each role having different capabilities and goals.  Players have to consider how their offensive capabilities match up with their adversaries' defensive capabilities, and vice versa; whether to attack opponents or defend against them; whether to retaliate against attacks, particularly if the perpetrator is unknown; whether to invest in offense, defense, or detection capabilities; whether to ally with others; whether to share information or not; and how they can deter future attacks.

The game is intentionally designed for thinking about the macro, strategic decisions in the cyber world. It does not require or teach any technical aspects of cyber conflict.