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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

ICIT Introduces: Center for Cyber-Influence Operations Studies (CCIOS)

“This is an advisory that studies the weaponized digital applications used by foreign nation-states for influence operations” – James Scott, Sr. Fellow ICIT & CCIOS The weaponization of digital vectors for a more expedient and potent manner of message delivery has become a pandemic as nation-states use technological means to streamline distribution of fake news, .. read more

ICIT Publication: I Got 99 Problems But a Breach Ain’t One

Critical Infrastructure Information Security systems are failing under persistent adversarial efforts because too many organizations still depend on antiquated legacy systems, un-cyber-hygienic personnel, and devices that lack security-by-design. This is not merely a cyberwar, we are now in a state of cyber-kinetic-meta war. There was no clear beginning and there will be no end. The .. read more

ICIT Brief: Metadata – The Most Potent Weapon in This Cyberwar: The New Cyber-Kinetic-Meta War

Metadata, or “data about data,” is collected and recorded to describe data, identify trends, administer algorithmic solutions, and model potential scenarios. When one understands how to make sense of seemingly random metadata or how to pair the data with other exfiltrated data pools, there are limitless possibilities for social engineering and cyber exploitation in attacks .. read more

ICIT Publication: Dragnet Surveillance Nation: How Data Brokers Sold Out America

With recent accusations of fake news and the weaponization of information as a mechanism of steering public perceptions dominating headlines around the world, have you ever considered the reality that private dragnet surveillance via social media properties, ISPs, search engines, health sector organizations etc., heavily contribute to the problems of adversarial intervention and streamlined distribution .. read more

“Fake News” Is “Old News” for Nation State and Mercenary APTs

By James Scott, Senior Fellow ICIT Regardless of your partisan persuasion, your opinion of mainstream media or your opinion of the ‘alt-right,’ one thing is for certain, ‘fake news’ is ‘old news’ when it comes to the weaponization of information by nation states and cyber mercenaries. Cyber adversaries tailor spear phishing and malvertising lures to .. read more