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CCDCOE: New Study: International Law Applies to Cyberspace, Polarization over State Control Prevails


22 May, Tallinn – A new paper by NATO CCDCOE law experts addresses legal developments and trends in international law for cyberspace. It is generally held that international law applies to cyberspace, now the legal debate has shifted to how exactly the legal principles apply in the cyberspace. The CCDCOE published paper ‘Trends in International… Continue reading CCDCOE: New Study: International Law Applies to Cyberspace, Polarization over State Control Prevails

Information operations · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information Warfare · NATO

World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise to be Launched Next Week


Press release: World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise to be Launched Next Week 4 April 2019  Next week NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) organises Locked Shields 2019, the largest and most advanced international live-fire cyber exercise in the world. The annual exercise is a unique opportunity for national cyber experts to practise… Continue reading World´s Largest International Live-Fire Cyber Exercise to be Launched Next Week

Information operations · Information Warfare · NATO · NATO StratCom COE · Russia

Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way


This is an excellent article using an example from the Baltics and proposing it as a possibility in the US.  One term is used with which most Americans may not be familiar.  Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a… Continue reading Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ way

Information operations · Information Warfare · NATO · Russia

NATO – Trident Juncture 2018 – Update


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. This is strategic communications on a grand scale. These exercises, both of them, are clearly intended to send a message to the other side: we are ready, so don’t do anything. Don’t do anything stupid is implied. </end editorial> Lots of interesting media reports on TJ18 EX plus an… Continue reading NATO – Trident Juncture 2018 – Update

Information operations · Information Warfare · NATO · Russia

Trump’s Political Warfare Tool – Belligerent Language


bel·lig·er·ence bəˈlij(ə)rəns noun aggressive or warlike behavior. After reading through mountains of reports about President Trump’s tough talk at the NATO Summit, I realized anyone quoted was a career diplomat or politician.   I don’t have any personal grudges against diplomats or politicians, I just do not trust the words coming out of their mouths.  A… Continue reading Trump’s Political Warfare Tool – Belligerent Language

EU · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Inside Europe’s secret weapon against Russian ‘hybrid threats’


By James Rothwell, Helsinki  26 JANUARY 2018 • 6:25PM Perhaps unsurprisingly, the location of Europe’s brand new security unit tackling Russian hackers and fake news websites is top secret. Only staff and a handful of well-informed Finns can pinpoint the office’s location on a map of Helsinki. Those who live and work next door probably don’t… Continue reading Inside Europe’s secret weapon against Russian ‘hybrid threats’

Hackers · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Russia Hacking NATO: Troops Near Russian Border Had Phones Compromised


BY AJ DELLINGER ON 10/04/17 AT 12:26 PM James Comey on Russian Hackers: ‘They Will Be Back’ Soldiers and officials of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries deployed in eastern Europe are being victimized by targeted hacks that aim to compromise their smartphones, the Wall Street Journal reported. The nearly 4,000 NATO troops positioned near the Russian border… Continue reading Russia Hacking NATO: Troops Near Russian Border Had Phones Compromised