Monday, July 5, 2010

Another paper published at ECIW

Last week I was at the 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ECIW 2010) in Thessaloniki, Greece. This is an academic conference, so most of the attendants were also speakers. The information about the proceedings is available here. I hosted the Cyber Conflict mini-track, which consisted of five papers, including mine:

Ottis, R. (2010) Proactive Defence Tactics Against On-Line Cyber Militia. In Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Thessaloniki, Greece, 01-02 July. Reading: Academic Publishing Limited, p 233-237. [link]

The main idea of my paper was that in order to defeat a loose network of cyber vigilantes (on-line cyber militia), one can potentially adopt a more proactive stance and use various (offensive) information operations. It should be noted that this is only a theoretical exercise, as some of the options considered may be against the laws and regulations of the host country.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for reading material in the similar vein, please let me know.