SAVE THE DATE for InfowarCon 2017:
24-26 April 2017 in Nashville, TN
Still, two weeks after InfowarCon, I find that my head swims with morphing impressions on Infowar related issues. Most prominently, I think about the human element.
Technicalities are about capabilities. Humans are about intention and perception; all very fuzzy concepts, with distinctly analogue characteristics. Be it Art in War, Perception Management or Neilson-style BDA.
I think about political paralysis (human) that enables asymmetric adversaries with increased force projection capabilities (messaging), not burdened with Homeland political correctness and cultural conflicts.
Back in the late 80s and early 90s, I focused, almost to a fault, on Capabilities, versus Intentions. I interjected ‘Will’ into the equations ~2002 and now the discussion begets influence and propaganda as synchronous communications. Ergo, my brain overload from two awesome days of discussion.
I want to thank everyone who participated, investing your valuable time to our little gathering. From Lars Nicander (who is doing well!) and CATS in Sweden, to The Cyber Conflict Documentation Project, their invaluable support makes InfowarCon possible. Our mixology, A/V and support folks have all said how much they enjoyed InfowarCon, and asked that they are included next year. And of course, it goes without saying, Ms. Infowar keeps me sort-of on-track. Finally, to Sherra: how many sane wives would allow anything like InfowarCon to take place?
Save The Date: InfowarCon 2017, 24-26 April, 2017, Nashville, TN. More of the same uncomfortable discussions: on the edge, Chattam House style, and worthy of a healthy debate. Let Betty know to save seat or two. Send us your ideas for talks, demonstrations or … ?
Last, InfowarCon 2016 materials and talks that we have been given permission to post are here: http://infowarcon.com/iwc-16/.
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Co-Arranger for InfowarCon 16
Swedish Defence University’s Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies
The Cyber Conflict Documentation Project is a non-partisan think tank focused on the emerging strategic issues, economic consequences, and technology implications of hostilities in the virtual domain. CCDP’s research, academic collaboration, and consultative engagement activities are intended to provide insight to support network operators, policymakers, investors, civil society, and other stakeholders in formulating options for early warning, crisis management and crisis prevention both in and through cyberspace.