A recent RAND report looks at the role of information warfare and how targeted social media campaigns and similar approaches are deployed to cause damage to a state. RAND has coined the term “hostile social manipulation” to capture this phenomenon, which builds on familiar influence techniques including propaganda and disinformation. Hostile social manipulation is used to gain a competitive advantage by manipulating the political, social, and economic conditions in target countries through information channels. It targets beliefs and attitudes, not physical assets or military forces, allowing the activity to operate in a gray space that exists below the threshold of war.
Gary Harrington’s career in special forces and the CIA could be the basis for a very successful action movie. For over thirty years, he directly planned or executed dozens of unconventional warfare operations on our Nation’s adversaries.
Managing the nexus between physical and cyber security is possible with a deliberate mindset and full cooperation and integration between the two teams. Physical security practitioners should view cyber defense experts as a vital component of their risk management strategy.
OODA’s Cyber Threat Analysis Report provides the “so what” behind the news and events we track on a daily basis. When it comes to putting cyber news in context, there really is no substitute for experience. The context in this report is provided by one of the most highly regarded cybersecurity practitioners and pioneer of cyber threat intelligence (and OODA Network expert) Mike Tanji. In this edition, Mike brings context into the continual unrealistic hope that one day technology can replace wetware in cybersecurity, insights into breakability, what gets measured in our line of work, and much much more.
Quantum Supremacy Is Here: The History Making Quantum Computing News We Have Been Anticipating Has Now Been Reported
Months ago we began to formulate an assessment that a history-making announcement in quantum computing was about to be made. For years the big players in quantum research, including IBM, Microsoft and Google, have been pursuing different methods of using quantum effects to do new calculations. Google had even made announcements indicating they thought they could achieve history-making results in the near term. Because of all that we had been producing a series of reports aimed at making you as informed as possible on what breakthrough announcements in quantum computing could mean for your business strategy.