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"Integrating Cyberspace into the Battlespace" 28 October 2010, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre London, United Kingdom " Engineering Reality in Cyberspace " by Mr. Dimitrios Tataridas, The American College of Greece Winner of the Award for European Excellence in a Scientific Project 2010
CYOPS CYBER PSYOPS: REALITY ENGINEERING IN CYBERSPACE AS A COUNTER-INSURGENT METHOD
PSYOPS According to DoD’s Dictionary of Military Terms: “ Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator's objectives. Also called PSYOP.” (http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/dod_dictionary/data/p/6386.html) Military Information Support Operations (MISO)
Cyberspace’s Topology in 2008 This is a picture of 8 trillion websites…
THE FIVE THREATS FOR NATO 1. Global Insurgency 2. WMD Dispersion 3. Protection of Energy Resources’ Pathways 4. Global Climatic Changes 5. Cyberspace’s Security
CYOPS Battlefield Formation PSYOPS and Cyberspace: The militarization of Cyberspace boosts the notion of PSYOPS and the ability to manipulate terrorist cells from a distance, giving a new perspective to the Cyber PSYOPS (CYOPS) Battlefield.
Online multiplayer environments can easily be “lakes” full of fish for global hi-tech terrorist recruitment, since it is a high-noise environment. The gamers might be a great “databank” for recruitment by the Global Insurgency network.
NEAR FUTURE Protection of Cyberware. Enhancement of Neurosecurity for military implications. Distributed Cognition. Intelligence Amplification. Direct Neural Interface ( Human Neural Network + Cyberspace unification ).
In November 2007 and March 2008, malicious programmers vandalized epilepsy support websites by putting up flashing animations, which caused seizures in some photo- sensitive patients. http://www.wired.com/politics/security/news/2008/03/epilepsy
CYOPS The ultimate goals in a Cyber PsyWar are: 1. 1. Promotion of the Global Strike doctrine and advancement of military-industrial-mass media complexes’ digital security. 2. decision capability, structure and processes – Internet will be a “prohibitive” medium for them). 2. Denial of mental sanctuary in Cyberspace for the insurgents’ genuflection (inability for military and organizational decision capability, structure and processes – Internet will be a “prohibitive” medium for them). 3. 3. CYBER PANOPTICON = CYBER DOMINATION ( Cyberspace Awareness ). 4. 4. Strategic Intelligence for NATO’s Cyber Security. 5. 5. General Petraeus’ Social Engineering promotion. 6. 6. Global Information Grid’s (G.I.G.) & INFOCONs’ enhancement. 7. 7. Enhanced Network-Enabled Command Environment. 8. 8. Offensive Sociocybernetics ( alternative new perspectives & approaches on General Systems Theory & Network Theory ). 9. 9. AVOIDANCE OF STRATEGIC INFLECTION POINT. 10. 10. Internet Forensics Enhancement.
BOTTOM-LINE Cyberspace is ALREADY an informational battlefield. Cyberspace exists EVERYWHERE, thus expect an attack from ANYWHERE, negating to NATO its cyber military omnipresence. Perception Management and Mind Manipulation through Cyberspace will be a dominant issues in the future. CYOPS will be a COMBAT MULTIPLIER, penetrating directly and pervasively into the enemy’s heart and mind. A “cyberpunkish” approach might be crucial, shaping virtual environments like other battlefield ‘cubes’.
Better hardware is nice, but by itself it will change nothing, if we do not win the War for the Mind “ Better hardware is nice, but by itself it will change nothing, if we do not win the War for the Mind ”. Colonel Paul E. Valley, From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory Colonel Paul E. Valley, From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory http://www.xeper.org/maquino/nm/MindWar.pdf
“What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea ! Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain, it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; Once an idea has taken hold of the brain, it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there, somewhere.” Jack Gilroy a.k.a. Old Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) in INCEPTION
After all, “If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – What then ?” George Orwell, 1984 (New York: Penguin Books, 1977)
Thank you for your tolerance Hope I can answer your questions ? Dimitrios Tataridas