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August 2021
[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/15805094/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Dr. Rand Waltzman is one of the founding members of the Information Professionals Association. During this conversation, we discuss how he coined the term, “cognitive security.” Dr Waltzman considers the information threat to be like a chronic disease which has no cure; however, it may...
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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/17178578/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]During this episode, Dr. Chris Paul discusses his co-authored article, the Firehose of Falsehood. The discussion covers distinctive features of contemporary Russian Propaganda including, how it works, why it works, and psychological underpinnings. Dr. Paul provides numerous examples, discusses blind-spot bias, and talks about ways...
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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16543796/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]During this episode, Johannes Tammekänd discusses the evolution of deepfake technology and ways of countering the threat. He describes the dynamic as an arms race which requires increasingly sophisticated techniques to identify imagery, audio, and video which has been altered. Additionally, we discuss the upcoming...
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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16644674/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Marine Corps Colonel Brian Russell discusses his experiences with Joint Task Force ARES, allied and joint force partnerships, and lessons learned which are relevant for synchronizing operations in the Information Environment going forward. He also provides an overview of the Marine Corps’ information operations capability:...
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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16727426/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]During this episode, we have a wide ranging conversation with futurist, Brian David Johnson (or BDJ). Threastcasting is an innovative, interdisciplinary technique being used by a wide range of organizations and institutions to create actionable models to comprehend possible futures and  identify, track, disrupt, mitigate and...
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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16470167/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]During this episode, Dr. Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob drops by the Cognitive Crucible to discuss with John Bicknell his strategic communications research as well as his work with the United Nations global program focused on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) missions. Dr. Jacob observes that many...
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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16804004/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]This is a special 90-minute bonus episode of the Cognitive Crucible. On October 29th 2020, IPA and AFCEA’s ALAMO Chapter co-hosted a Virtual Panel on Combatting Disinformation in a Competitive Information Environment. The star-studded panel of senior government personnel and thought leaders spotlights the current...
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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16931822/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]During this episode, Steven Bradley discusses threat intelligence, Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs), and the newly formed Cognitive Security Intelligence Center. Click here for full show notes & resources Steven Bradley works at the intersection of technology, security operations, and...
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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16835834/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]During this episode, Dr. Boyd Brown discusses the history of military deception with examples. Then, the conversation shifts to current day deception technology in cyberspace. Dr. Brown describes new cyber defenses which place intruders into a hall of mirrors which wastes the enemy’s time while...
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[iframe style=”border:none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/17072018/height/100/width//thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/2957354/custom-color/87A93A” height=”100″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]During this episode, MAJ Ash Holzmann discusses psychological operations, the nature of propaganda, the philosophical underpinnings of propaganda, along with numerous historical examples. Click here for full show notes & resources MAJ Ash Holzmann is a horror writer, satirist, poet, artist, and Psychological Operations Officer...
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