Nation State Disruption and Influence with Info Ops

[90 minute shared session] Prior to the birth of the internet foreign intelligence services manipulated another country’s political process by handing our flyers, hanging posters, writing articles in local papers, and occasionally killing a candidate.  The majority of these tactics only reached a limited subset of a given population.  Today foreign intelligence services can use the internet to reach a larger and more diverse section of a country’s population. The speed of the internet provides rapid dissemination of information to influence someone opinion, spark discourse or create physical chaos. In some extreme cases foreign intelligence services coupled with military forces have taken over sections of other country after sowing the seeds of disinformation in the region.

John will speak alongside John Bambanek in a 90 minute session on election hacking and nation state disinformation and influence.