Information operations · Information Warfare

Information Operations and Facebook


Information Operations and Facebook By Jen Weedon, William Nuland and Alex Stamos April 27, 2017 Version 1.0 Introduction Civic engagement today takes place in a rapidly evolving information ecosystem. More and more, traditional forums for discussion, the exchange of ideas, and debate are mirrored online on platforms like Facebook – leading to an increase in… Continue reading Information Operations and Facebook

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Event: World Press Freedom Day: A Conversation with BBG & GW


Join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs for a conversation about the role of US international journalists, defending press freedom, and protecting journalists. Date Monday, May 1st, 2017 Time 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM (EDT): registration and networking breakfast 9:00 – 11:00 AM (EDT): program… Continue reading Event: World Press Freedom Day: A Conversation with BBG & GW

Information Warfare · MH17 · Russia

MH17 witness who helped move a Buk missile before it shot down the plane killing all 298 people on board fears for his life after blaming ‘b******* from Moscow’ for the attack


Sergey Dubinsky, 54, a retired Russian colonel, has confirmed he ordered a surface-to-air missile launcher into position before plane was shot down But he denies pulling the trigger himself, blaming the ‘b******* from Moscow’ Serhiy Tiunov, a friend who took Dubinsky’s confession, says the colonel’s life is now in danger because he knows the identities… Continue reading MH17 witness who helped move a Buk missile before it shot down the plane killing all 298 people on board fears for his life after blaming ‘b******* from Moscow’ for the attack

Cybersecurity · Information Warfare · Russia

Cyber experts ‘99% sure’ Russian hackers are targeting Macron


Latest update : 2017-04-26 The Russian cyber-spying group Pawn Storm (also known as Fancy Bear) has targeted French presidential front-runner Emmanuel Macron, according to Japanese cyber-security experts. Macron campaign officials, however, say the group has so far failed. Barely two weeks before the critical second round of the French presidential election, fears of Russian meddling… Continue reading Cyber experts ‘99% sure’ Russian hackers are targeting Macron

Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · Russia

From Espionage to Cyber Propaganda: Pawn Storm’s Activities over the Past Two Years


April 25, 2017 Pawn Storm—also known as Sednit, Fancy Bear, APT28, Sofacy, and STRONTIUM—is an active cyber espionage organization that has been very aggressive and ambitious in recent years.  Pawn Storm’s activities show that foreign and domestic espionage and influence on geopolitics are the group’s main motives, with targets that include armed forces, the defense… Continue reading From Espionage to Cyber Propaganda: Pawn Storm’s Activities over the Past Two Years

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US Launches Ballistic Missile Test Amid Rising Tensions with North Korea


Let the gnashing of teeth and the wailing of the losing political party begin. The bigger picture, however, is that the United States is sending a message to North Korea, specifically, and to Russia and others indirectly.  The President of the United States has all kinds of tools available for his use.  Performing a test… Continue reading US Launches Ballistic Missile Test Amid Rising Tensions with North Korea