French doctrine of information operations - engaging over information space

France presented their military doctrine for information operations. They will be seriously active in this space. Let me recall that previously I looked at the: Highlights of the French cybersecurity strategy, developments in cyber - France - combattants cyber et l’arme cybernetiqueFrench application of international rules to cyberwarfareThe French…

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Updated Russian technology policy relating to cybersecurity - Cyber Agency to reconcile cyber conflicts?

Russia just released an interesting strategic document concerning “information security” (in their nomenclature this includes cybersecurity and more) with a view to “determine the main threats to international information security”, it supposedly complements the doctrine of information security, and more. I'll go through a few points below. Unlike some documents…

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Analysis of UK Integrated Report in scope of cyber operations

The UK just released its comprehensive report Integrated Review concerning future diplomatic and military capabilities. While the document discusses foreign policy, adversaries, and kinetic forces such as missiles, tanks, or nuclear weapons, it contains interesting tidbits about cybersecurity and cyberwarfare (and is perhaps analogical to the other one from France)…

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On the road to regulate microtargeting and disinformation

European Commission announced the “Democratic Action Plan”. It is a rather general strategic document. What stands out is the realization that New Digital Technologies  have great impacts on democratic societies. Both positive (i.e. like the ability to reach new groups of people) and negative (like the non-transparent campaigning, disinformation,…

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