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CAMOUFLAGE FOR THE DIGITAL DOMAIN
CAMOUFLAGE FOR THE DIGITAL DOMAIN

A FORCE PROTECTION FRAMEWORK FOR ARMED FORCES

Author(s): Sebastian Bay, Michael Bátrla, Henrik Twetman
Contributor(s): Anna Reynolds (Editor)
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: Digital domain; Armed forces; malicious use of digital information; geolocation; digital toolbox;
Summary/Abstract: The digital environment is an increasingly important dimension of the contemporary battle space. While we have been focusing our attention on cyber-threats and systemic resilience, less attention has been paid to challenges arising from the malicious use of openly available digital information regarding military organisations. An adversary does not need significant resources or advanced cyber capabilities to pose a threat in the digital domain, when social media and digital technologies are easily accessible, providing information and infrastructure that can be exploited by anyone with access to a computer and an internet connection. For example, open-source methods can be used to geolocate military units, social media can be used to augment influence activities, and social data can be scraped for valuable intelligence.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-15-4
  • Page Count: 46
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English