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Crushing Protectionist Silos to Expedite Tech Industry Niche Evolution: Using Social Media to Curate and Disseminate Information

by Drew Spaniel, Researcher, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology The digital threat landscape is comprised of organization-centric asymmetric warfare theaters populated by innumerable hyper-evolving sophisticated and unsophisticated adversaries with myriad motives, tools, techniques, and procedures. As trite as it sounds, it remains true now more than ever that “knowledge is power.” However, in the Digital .. read more

Enemies at the Gate: The New Fake News

by James Scott, Co-Founder and Sr. Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), Center for Cyber Influence Operations Studies (CCIOS) The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501c3 intent on facilitating meaningful dialogue amongst key stakeholders in government and public and private organizations as well as educating the public on Information .. read more

ICIT Analysis: “Facebook Poses a Massive Risk to National Security: But It’s Worse than You Think…”

Dragnet surveillance capitalists turned dragnet surveillance propagandists remain under-controlled to the point that they knowingly operate on a spectrum from criminally negligent to negligently criminal. While it is essential that negligent data brokers face the consequences for their nefarious activities, it is also vital that the underlying disease that founded the environment of their growth .. read more

What is Facebook’s Relationship with China and How Has U.S. Data Been Exposed?

by James Scott, Sr. Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), Center for Cyber Influence Operations Studies (CCIOS) In addition to the questions that Facebook must answer concerning its relationship with Cambridge Analytica and the breach of privacy and security on its platform, legislators must also inquire about its relationship with China and how the .. read more

Why We Are No Longer on Facebook

by James Scott, Sr. Fellow ICIT, CCIOS, CSWS The detailed activity and personal data of over 50 million Facebook users were accessed and exploited without the consent of users by Cambridge Analytica in yet another text-book incident facilitated by an under-regulated, irresponsible, dragnet surveillance corporation, Facebook, whose sole-function has become the exploitation and monetization of .. read more