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Author(s): Giorgio Bertolin
Subject(s): Media studies, Security and defense, Behaviorism, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: technology; behavior; Internet; social media; information; data proliferation;
Summary/Abstract: Throughout this publication, we have explored some of the ways in which technology can be exploited to influence our behavior. In this brief section, we offer some recommendations. Given current trends, it is likely that more and more personal data will be available online in the coming years. This issue is particularly delicate with regard to the personal data of people belonging to sensitive categories (such as servicemen/-women, government officials, and decision-makers). On the one hand, it will be necessary to devise ways to curb current trends for what concerns these categories, i.e. reducing the amount of information available on these individuals. On the other hand, it is equally important to consider how to mitigate the negative effects of data proliferation once data is already available and can be exploited by malicious actors. The research presented here has demonstrated that current standards must be improved to reduce the risks posed by personal data exploitation. Conducting experiments, such as the one described in this volume should be a staple component of tactical-level exercises and could significantly improve the awareness of our servicemen/-women.

  • Page Range: 96-97
  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English