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 simultaneously collecting valuable intelligence about enemy intent.
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Dr. Barton Boyd Brown is a retired US Army Information Operations officer and President of Lexington Solutions Group. As a member of the first cohort of Army IO officers, Dr. Brown has planned and executed IO for conventional and special operations forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans, and around the globe. His military IO assignments include service at the Land Information Warfare Activity as a Field Support Team Chief and later as the J3 Information Operations Division Chief for Joint Special Operations Command. Upon retiring from the Army in 2006, Dr. Brown joined Booz Allen Hamilton, where he supported clients across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. In 2014, he founded Lexington Solutions Group to provide national security, strategic communication, and management consulting services to both government and commercial clients.
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