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The Weaponization of Information: The need for Cognitive Security

Topics: Communications, Information Technology and Cybersecurity,

This document analyzes the societal vulnerability to information warfare, which is increasing in scale due to increased global communication through the internet. The author analyzes the threat generally, describing problems such as online anonymity and the impact of open access; it then addresses some specific threats posed by Russia, detailing the role of non-military warfare; finally, it provides possible strategies to counter Russian activity and recommendations for a way forward to improve cyber security.

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