Applications of Intelligence

Implications and Challenges of Applied Information Operations

ABSTRACT

As the allied nations begin to operationalise the concepts of what has come to be termed Information Operations, it seems helpful to outline some of the key implications and challenges associated with the endeavour. Properly thought out, IO embodies a wide range of both traditional concepts and capabilities, as well as new ones. This article presents eight broad areas of concern, in an attempt to help frame the arguments and discussions that will take place in this new Journal over the coming years. It is not meant to be comprehensive in scope, but rather to outline a manageable number of key issues for examination, in hopes of generating beneficial debate on these and other relevant issues.

Using Classified Intelligence to Defend Unclassified Networks

ABSTRACT

Intelligence services, such as the National Security Agency, have access to unique information about adversarial cyber-exploitation and -attack capabilities. Nations such as the United States should be employing this unique but sensitive information in the defense of national security, government, critical infrastructure, and other networks, but doing so may expose the sources and methods behind the intelligence. Once exposed, access to that unique information may be lost. This paper describes the dilemma, presents a partial taxonomy of use cases for which solutions are needed, and offers avenues for supplying those solutions. In particular, solutions to the problem of using classified intelligence for defense of unclassified networks fall into three approaches. Properties and examples for each approach are presented, and advantages and disadvantages discussed.

Journal of Information Warfare

The definitive publication for the best and latest research and analysis on information warfare, information operations, and cyber crime. Available in traditional hard copy or online.

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