Australia · Information operations · Information Warfare

CSIS: Information Warfare: An Emergent Australian Defence Force Capability


A private review of the paper. Not good.  “It is ghastly and has more holes than a swiss cheese.” Sometimes I regret posting pointers to what I hope are good reference papers.  This is one I do regret. </end editorial> October 4, 2018 DOWNLOAD THE REPORT WRITTEN BY: Edward Morgan Military Fellow, Alliances and American… Continue reading CSIS: Information Warfare: An Emergent Australian Defence Force Capability

Australia · China · Information operations · Information Warfare

Australia Strikes Back Against Beijing’s Influence Campaign (and America Should Pay Attention)


I am curious how “Jailer” can either quantify or qualify his statement that the Russian information warfare effort against the United States was, by any standard, a little league effort. Even a cursory perusal of my almost 8,000 blogs reveals quite the opposite… I am most certain Jailer cannot quantify anything, even the best minds… Continue reading Australia Strikes Back Against Beijing’s Influence Campaign (and America Should Pay Attention)

Australia · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda · Russia · Ukraine · United States

On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”


I just read a moving article.  It was heartfelt, emotionally evocative, and for someone not conversant in Russian Information Warfare, convincing.  I was sent the entire article by a close friend.   This is my review of “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits“.   While the article contains quite a few very good points, to… Continue reading On “Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits”

Australia · Information operations · Information Warfare

Explaining Australia’s sharp turn to information warfare


BY Greg Austin 4 July 2017 09:29 AEDT Australia’s place in the Asian military scene took a sharp turn last week when the Turnbull Government announced the creation of the country’s modified version of a US Cyber Command. The move followed the 2016 Defence White Paper, which foreshadowed a near doubling of defence spending in the decade, including 1700… Continue reading Explaining Australia’s sharp turn to information warfare

Australia · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

Cyber warfare unit set to be launched by Australian Defence Forces


Exclusive by political reporter Ashlynne McGhee Australia’s military is undergoing a major transformation, with the launch of a new information warfare unit. The ABC has learned the team will launch within days and will be a central part of Australia’s defence operations. It will be tasked with defending Australian military targets from cyber attacks and preparing… Continue reading Cyber warfare unit set to be launched by Australian Defence Forces

Australia · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

Australia Unveils ‘How-to’ Guide to Fight Militant Propaganda


CANBERRA —  Australia on Tuesday released what the government says is the world’s first how-to guide for combating radical Islamist propaganda in Southeast Asia, which it hopes will help disrupt local recruitment efforts by groups such as Islamic State. Australia, a staunch U.S. ally, has been on heightened alert for attacks by homegrown Islamist radicals… Continue reading Australia Unveils ‘How-to’ Guide to Fight Militant Propaganda

Australia · Cybersecurity · Information Warfare

Australia sets up specialist cyber unit to trace terrorism payments


Mon Aug 8, 2016 10:13pm EDT Australia has set up a cyber-intelligence unit to identify terrorism financing, money laundering and financial fraud online, the government said on Tuesday, because of “unprecedented” threats to national security. The measure expands on a major platform of conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who narrowly won re-election last month after… Continue reading Australia sets up specialist cyber unit to trace terrorism payments