29 Apr 2018

A multi-dimensional approach to disinformation

The report of the European Union independent High level Group on fake news and online disinformation has been released.  In the report, the experts convened argue that a broad societal understanding of misinformation tactics, beyond just the realm of just fake news. “When tackling disinformation online, four principles under- lie

25 Apr 2018

Does AI Increase the Risk of Nuclear War?

A new report by the Rand Corporation explores the potential increase for risk of nuclear war resulting from the introduction of AI and other advanced technologies. “Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are enabling previously infeasible capabilities, potentially destabilizing the delicate balances that have forestalled nuclear war since 1945. Will these

23 Apr 2018

Here’s why DHS banned Kaspersky products

DHS reporting submitted by Kaspersky as part of their court case provides some insight into why the U.S. government was warning against the use of Kaspersky products. “Based on publicly available information, Kaspersky-branded antivirus software and other Kaspersky-branded products and solutions that contain antivirus functionality appear to present the general

22 Apr 2018

Artificial Intelligence and Health Care

This study centers on how computer-based decision procedures, under the broad umbrella of artificial intelligence (AI), can assist in improving health and health care. Although advanced statistics and machine learning provide the foundation for AI, there are currently revolutionary advances underway in the sub-field of neural networks. This has created

15 Feb 2018

Commanding the Trend: Social Media as Information Warfare

This article demonstrates how social media is a tool for modern information-age warfare. It builds on analysis of three distinct topics: social networking, propaganda, and news and information sharing. Two case studies are used to show how state and non-state actors use social media to employ time-tested propaganda techniques to

18 Dec 2017

U.S. National Security Strategy 2017

An America that is safe, prosperous, and free at home is an America with the strength, confidence, and will to lead abroad. It is an America that can preserve peace, uphold liberty , and create enduring advantages for the American people. Puting America first is the duty of our government

04 Aug 2017

The Persistent Terror Threat to America

ISIS’ campaign to encourage and guide terrorist attacks in the West continues. So far in 2017, there have been 14 homegrown jihadi cases in America and the FBI continues to investigate cases in all 50 states. “They [ISIS] are dangerous. I prefer them not having the caliphate, to the extent

20 Jul 2017

DHS Issues Report on AI Risk to Critical Infrastructure

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an emerging risk that will affect critical infrastructure (CI) as it becomes common throughout the United States. The purpose of this research paper is to analyze the narratives about AI to understand the prominence of perceived key benefits and threats from AI adoption and the resulting

02 Mar 2017

Defense Science Board Report on Cyber Deterrence

The United States gains tremendous economic, social, and military advantages from cyberspace. However, our pursuit of these advantages has created extensive dependencies on highly vulnerable information technologies and industrial control systems. As a result, U.S. national security is at unacceptable and growing risk. Over the past several years, the United

10 Feb 2017

DHS enhanced analysis of Grizzly Steppe election hack

DHS analysts leverage the Cyber Kill Chain model to analyze, discuss, and dissect malicious cyber activity. The phases of the Cyber Kill Chain are Reconnaissance, Weaponization, Delivery, Exploitation, Installation, Command and Control, and Actions on the Objective. This section will provide a high-level overview of GRIZZLY STEPPE activity within this