Cyber Counterintelligence: Back to the Future

ABSTRACT

It is generally accepted that conventional cyber security generally has failed.  As such, Cyber Counterintelligence (CCI) is fast gaining traction as a practicable approach to secure and advance our own interests effectively. To be successful, CCI should be an integral part of multi-disciplinary Counterintelligence (CI)–conceptually and in practice. With a view to informing sound CCI practice, this paper conceptualises CCI as a part of CI. It proceeds with going back to some time-tested CI constructs and applies these to the cyber realm. In so doing, this paper aims to offer a few building blocks toward a future of sound CCI theory and practice.


AUTHORS

Photo of Dr. Petrus Duvenage

Centre for Cyber Security, Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Dr. Petrus Duvenage is an intelligence officer with extensive experience in various aspects of this profession. In the course of his career, he served as an officer in the South African armed forces and in the intelligence services. He holds, in his personal capacity, a Senior Research Fellowship at the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Johannesburg. He has a PhD from the University of Pretoria and a PhD from the University of Johannesburg.

Photo of Professor Sebastian von  Solms

Centre for Cyber Security, Academy of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Professor Sebastian von Solms is a Research Professor in the Academy for Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Johannesburg. The Director of the Centre for Cyber Security at the University of Johannesburg, an Associate Director of the Global Cybersecurity Capacity Centre of the University of Oxford (UK), He serves on the Word Ecomoic Forum’s Global Council on Cybersecurity and is a Past President of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Prof. von Solms specialises in research and consultancy in the area of Information and Cyber Security, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Crime and other related cyber aspects. He had written and presented more than 150 papers in these fields--most of which have been presented at international research conferences and/or published in international subject journals. In addition, he has supervised more than 120 postgraduate students in the ICT field.

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Keywords

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C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

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DNS
DoD
DoS

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