The 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2019) organized by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn revolved around the theme of Silent Battle. The defence community is nearing a stage where it can precisely define information warfare but is yet to reach a consensus on how best to analyse it. The panel entitled ´Information Warfare: defining and analyzing´ will assess some of the emerging methodologies that researchers have been using to identify and analyse digital information operations, with a special focus on the applicability of Social Network Analysis (SNA) in the cyber arena.
Speakers and Topics:
– Challenges and Opportunities to Counter Information Operations Through Social Network Analysis and Theory by Alicia Marie Bargar, Research Engineer, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
– Social Network Analysis and the Disinformation Kill Chain by Renee DiResta, Mozilla Fellow, Media Misinformation and Trust
– Hostile Information Environment Analysis by MAJ Geoff Nicholls, Officer, The British Army
Moderator: Donara Barojan, DFR Lab / NATO StratCom COE The NATO CCDCOE is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. The international military organisation based in Estonia is a community of currently 25 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law.