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Tooting the Horn

For a goodly portion of my time in the IC I focused on the technical threats posed by various actors and emerging technologies. While I’ll win no prizes for elegant computer code I like to keep active in the field. Various competing demands force me to stick to writing about pertinent issues and my latest ramblings can be found in the inaugural issue of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association Journal (PDF).

I’d like to think it is somewhat provocative and it is as funny as I could make it and still get it published in a serious medium. For those who think it unrealistic, take note: I’ve essentially sprinkled a little history and fleshed out the ideas put forth by a practitioner who described such a solution in giant air-quotes as as something that someone, somewhere, might have conteplated doing (wink, wink).

Now, to go convince clients I don’t plan on donning an eye patch any time soon . . .

PS: If you track these issues you should consider joining CCSA. It costs nothing but a little time and you get to hang with some talented and interesting people.

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. At various points in his career he served as an expert in information warfare, computer network operations, computer forensics, and indications and warning. A veteran of the US Army, Michael has served in both strategic and tactical assignments in the Pacific Theater, the Balkans, and the Middle East.