Joachim Klerx

Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
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The Future of Strategic Military Cyber Situational Awareness (CSA)
Thu 01 Aug | 08:45 - 10:15 | SR04

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Dr. Joachim Klerx is a researcher at the AIT Innovation Systems Center and visiting researcher at the National Defense Academy. As a trained philosopher and economist, his research focus is on the development of new AI methods for foresight and horizon scanning as well as software development for horizon scanning centers. His successes in recent years include the development of ISA (Intelligent Screening Agent), an agent that searches the Internet for weak signals of emerging problems (SESTI). In ETTIS he worked on a system for threat detection and political agenda setting. At EFP he was responsible for the development of a global knowledge exchange platform for the worldwide foresight community. As a visiting researcher at the National Defense Academy, he developed both the operational concept and the software for the CDRC (Cyber Documentation and Research Center), which has been in operational operation since 2018. In addition, he and his team have developed crawlers for identifying hidden networks of organized crime (ANITA) and terrorism (DANTE) and money laundering (TRACE). In TRACE he is responsible for technical coordination.

The Future of Strategic Military Cyber Situational Awareness (CSA)

In this keynote, the transformative future of military Cyber Situational Awareness (CSA) embedded in multi domain activities will be explored, focusing on the integration of cutting-edge technologies like e.g. offensive Large Language Models (LLMs) and AI supported game theoretic planning. These innovations are poised to revolutionize cyber defense and offense, providing military organizations with unprecedented capabilities to predict, analyze, and respond to large scale military cyber threats. Offensive LLMs did enable real-time reasoning on threat analysis, sophisticated automated responses, and effective cyber deception tactics. Concurrently, Game Theoretic Planning Machines will enhance strategic decision-making by modeling adversary behavior, dynamically adapting tactics, and simulating potential scenarios, including exploit markets, CVE message systems and effective monitoring with sensors. This comprehensive and adaptive overview will pay attention to continuous operational effectiveness, proactive defense, and strategic offensive operations, maintaining a critical edge in the ever-evolving landscape of cyber warfare. The future of military CSA is not just about defense but also about leveraging advanced technology for strategic interests in cyberspace, paying attention to cognitive attacks.


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