The ‘Flexibility’ of Official Information During Contemporary Conflicts

ABSTRACT

This paper examines perception management as practiced by governments and the militaries of Western nations since 1980. It examines this topic using the framework of a simple model of information. Basically, it defines information as that product formed when data meets cognition. Contemporary conflicts and their associated information campaigns are examined. It postulates about the impact these practices will have on the democratic process in these nations.


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Photo of William (Bill) Hutchinson

Security Research Institute Edith Cowan University Perth,
Australia.

Bill Hutchinson was Foundation IBM Chair in Information Security, Director of SECAU (Security Research Centre), and Coordinator of the Information Operations and Security programmes in the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. From 2000 to 2010, he was the Chief Editor and founder of the Journal of Information Warfare, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO), and the Chair of the Western Australian chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). At present, Bill is investigating the concept of deceiving autonomous robots, writing a book on deception, serving as Guest Editor of the 20th anniversary edition of the JIW, and supporting researchers and course designers whenever he can.

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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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