InfowarCon 16 again plans to unite a highly culled group of political, military, academic, DIYer, and commercial cyber-leaders and thinkers from around the world to examine the current, future, and potential hostile use of cyber and related information technologies and how to neutralize the current ones.
We encourage government, law enforcement, academia, corporations, product vendors, and individuals from all nations to submit papers, presentations, demonstrations, and concepts for presentations to be given at InfowarCon 16 and subsequently published.
Last year, typical comments were, “We didn’t expect it to be THIS good!” This year, we want to exceed even that laudatory compliment. Our Board of Advisors will be looking for originality, creativity, demonstrability, controversy, and communications skills as guidelines in order to provide IWC 16 with the finest content available anywhere.
The last year has been a hot bed of cyber activity that needs to be analyzed and discussed at the international strategic level. Among those, broad topics of particular interest are: Class III Infowar, Technology, and Policy.
Last year we were happy that CATS, the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies from the Swedish Defence University, joined us as a co-arranger for InfowarCon 2015.
Thank you to Lars Nicander for your contributions!
The premise is simple.
More than 20 years ago, security experts predicted that Information Warfare would dominate conflict and would engage private companies, the individual and nation-states in ways they did not understand.
Some governments and most companies ignored the warnings. As one U.S. Congressman said in open testimony, “Mr. Schwartau, why would the bad guys ever want to use the internet…?” Ignorance, arrogance and apathy prevailed.
Other nations have successfully adapted the weaponization of technology as a means of force projection. The results are staggering losses in intellectual property and deep penetrating threats to national security. Can we even catch up?
Over the last two years, in conversation with colleagues around the world, it was made clear that InfowarCon must be revived – returned to its original cutting edge nature – for four compelling reasons.
Wouldn’t you like to know the answers?
This is InfowarCon.