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[If you enjoy this Information Professionals Association (IPA) blog post, please consider supporting our efforts by joining the IPA at https://information-professionals.org/individual-membership/ and if you would like to post a comment on this article, please send it to rand.waltzman@information-professionals.org] Written by Rand Waltzman On July 14, 2011 – while I was a Program Manager at the […]
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[If you enjoy this Information Professionals Association (IPA) blog post, please consider supporting our efforts by joining the IPA at https://information-professionals.org/individual-membership/ and if you would like to post a comment on this article, please send it to rand.waltzman@information-professionals.org] Written by Fred Cohen (the man who originally coined the term “computer virus”) No solution is perfect, […]
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[If you enjoy this Information Professionals Association (IPA) blog post, please consider supporting our efforts by joining the IPA at https://information-professionals.org/individual-membership/ and if you would like to post a comment on this article, please send it to rand.waltzman@information-professionals.org] Written by Mike Williams I’ve been actively involved in this ‘IO thing’ for just a tad under […]
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[If you enjoy this Information Professionals Association (IPA) blog post, please consider supporting our efforts by joining the IPA at https://information-professionals.org/individual-membership/ and if you would like to post a comment on this article, please send it to rand.waltzman@information-professionals.org] Written by Rand Waltzman Our adversaries around the world have a very different view of Information Warfare […]
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[If you enjoy this Information Professionals Association (IPA) blog post, please consider supporting our efforts by joining the IPA at https://information-professionals.org/individual-membership/ and if you would like to post a comment on this article, please send it to rand.waltzman@information-professionals.org]   Written by Steve Banach Colonel (Retired) 11th Director, School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS)   The […]
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[If you enjoy this Information Professionals Association (IPA) blog post, please consider supporting our efforts by joining the IPA at https://information-professionals.org/individual-membership/] Some people might be under the impressions that the Russians have a monopoly on disinformation and “fake news”.  The fact is, we have a substantial supply right here in the US.  An excellent example […]
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The first episode of the new Chinese produced TV show “In the Name of the People” aired March 28, 2017. A total of 55 episodes were produced and broadcast. This program is a very interesting piece of propaganda for many reasons (see below). At least the first 11 eleven episodes have been subtitled in English […]
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General Charles F. Wald, USAF, Ret and former Deputy Commander, US European Command presented a clear and insightful description of Phase Zero of a military campaign in a 2006 Joint Force Quarterly article titled “The Phase Zero Campaign.”  He said: “The traditional four phases of a military campaign identified in joint publications are deter/engage, seize […]
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In order to detect and defend against rumors, it is important to understand how they are constructed.  And one of the best ways to gain that understanding is to study an actual manual on how to construct and disseminate rumors. Thanks to Robert H. Knapp, we have such a manual. Knapp, who was chairman of the […]
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Opening Statement of Rand Waltzman Senate Armed Services Committee Cyber Subcommittee Cyber Enabled Information Operations To start with, I would like to tell you a story.  In March 2006 in Iraq, a battalion of US Special Forces fought with a Jaish al-Mahdi death squad.  Our soldiers killed 16 of theirs, captured 16, destroyed a large […]
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