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Tuesday, October 16 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
ISSA-DC: Weaponized Information, crafting reality, and targeting the world's most exploitable information systems LIMITED

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Some believe 'cyberspace' is an operational environment that involves aspects of the physical, informational, and cognitive. In recent years, we have seen how these environments can be targeted, attacked, and/or exploited for nefarious purposes by adversaries ranging from criminals to foreign nations. Although some argue this represents a new form of warfare, it actually has its roots deep in history and simply is the latest example of adversaries using all available tools to achieve their goals.

From social media, so-called 'fake news', partisan echo chambers, marketing, disinformation, and good old fashioned hacking, this talk discusses the three-dimensional construct of cyberspace and how technology helps blur the lines between the digital and physical. In particular, we will discuss how adversaries, both foreign and domestic, can use these constructs in combination to disrupt the social fabric of both userdom and citizenry to influence political, commercial and/or cybersecurity outcomes. After all, the human mind is the most complicated information system in the world -- but sadly one of the most exploitable ones, too.

Speakers
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Dr. Richard Forno

Assistant Director, UMBC Center for Cybersecurity
Dr. Richard Forno is a Senior Lecturer in the UMBC Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, where he directs the UMBC Graduate Cybersecurity Program, serves as the Assistant Director of UMBC's Center for Cybersecurity, and is an Affiliate of the Stanford Law School's... Read More →


Tuesday October 16, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Center for American Progress 1333 H Street NW 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005

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