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Defeating Digital Discombobulation: Options In Countering Online Disinformation Campaigns

Excerpts: The common wisdom is that communities must do their own counter-messaging to ensure better relevance and credibility. However, an offshoot of the volume problem remains: competition for attention is tough. One possible solution which has shown some success is marrying online with offline efforts as seen in guerrilla marketing as seen with NGO, EXIT-Germany’s […]

Hawaii Worker Who Sent False Missile Alert Thought It Was Real

Hawaii worker who sent false missile alert thought it was real By Tali Arbel, www.stripes.com View Original January 30th, 2018 Toby Clairmont, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s executive officer, shows new informational materials in Honolulu on July 21, 2017. A Hawaii employee who mistakenly sent an alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile earlier this month thought […]

Russian ‘Hybrid War’ Tactics At Sea: Targeting Underwater Communications Cables

Russian ‘Hybrid War’ Tactics at Sea: Targeting Underwater Communications Cables Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 15 Issue: 10 By: Ihor Kabanenko January 23, 2018 05:50 PM Age: 1 hour Russian intelligence gathering ship Yantar (Source: belgian-navy.be) In the last five years, Russia has increased its underwater activity four to five times (Redstar.ru, November 8, 2017). Thirteen new Russian […]

A Cyber Solarium Project

A Cyber Solarium Project By Klon Kitchen, www.lawfareblog.com View Original January 17th, 2018 In the midst of the holidays, readers may have missed an interesting op-ed published in the Washington Post on Dec. 25 about Russia’s continuing online information operations against the United States. Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell and Rep. Michael Rogers, the former House intelligence committee chairman, argue […]

Cyber Vigilantes & Hacktivists: Double-Edged Sword Against ISIS

Cyber Vigilantes & Hacktivists: Double-Edged Sword Against ISIS thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · January 9, 2018 Bottom Line: Cyber vigilantes and “hacktivists” increasingly fill the void left by governments in combating terrorist activity online. While such politically motivated non-state hackers are relatively effective at removing the presence of terrorist content, their continued operations could damage overall counterterrorism efforts […]

Will The Protests In Iran Lead To Regime Change?  What Happens Next?  According To At Least One Notable Analysis — ‘The Iran Protests Are D-Day Landing On The War Against Radical Islam’

Will The Protests In Iran Lead To Regime Change?  What Happens Next?  According To At Least One Notable Analysis — ‘The Iran Protests Are D-Day Landing On The War Against Radical Islam’   www.fortunascorner.com          How serious are the protests and social uprising in Iran?  Is this the beginning of the end of […]

Pandora’s Bot: How Cyber Weapons Can Wreak Havoc

Pandora’s Bot: How Cyber Weapons Can Wreak Havoc thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · January 2, 2018 Bottom Line: U.S. cyber defenders know how to take down botnets – networks of computers that have been hacked to act as one – but not how to keep them from coming back, nor necessarily how to determine who is behind […]

Social Media And War: How Facebook And Twitter Are Reshaping Conflict In The Twenty-First Century

Social Media and War: How Facebook and Twitter Are Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century By Rebecca Greig, www.newsweek.com View Original A Russian online troll farm is exposed by a disgruntled former employee: “You may think of yourself as a hero but in reality you’re just a little son of a bitch;” A Ukrainian “Facebook warrior” sources everything from fuel to fruit through social networks: “It’s all […]

How The Pentagon’s Cyber Offensive Against ISIS Could Shape The Future For Elite U.S. Forces

How The Pentagon’s Cyber Offensive Against ISIS Could Shape The Future For Elite U.S. Forces By Dan Lamothe, www.washingtonpost.com View Original December 16th, 2017 The U.S. military has conducted cyber attacks against the Islamic State for more than a year, and their record of success when coordinated with elite Special Operations troops is such that the Pentagon will […]

U.S. Military and NATO May Now Target Russia With Cyber Weapons, Marking Huge Policy Change

U.S. Military and NATO May Now Target Russia With Cyber Weapons, Marking Huge Policy Change By Tom O’connor, www.newsweek.com View Original Western military alliance NATO’s recent decision to integrate cyber warfare into its command could be its biggest policy shift in decades and represents a stark 21st-century warning to foes, especially Russia, according to one of the […]