Information Operations

Distributed Defence Against Disinformation

2020 is where cognitive security, the idea of treating disinformation as an infosec problem akin to malware, really caught on.

The Cognitive Security Collaborative: The First 6 Months

In 2019, the Misinfosec Slack group and Misinfosec Standards Working Group created bridges between the information operations, information security, data science and disinformation communities.

Right-wing Extremist Spotter's Guide

We want everyone to be safe at the protests. Since one of the biggest risks to protesters is right-wing extremist groups, we’ve created this document to help protesters avoid potentially dangerous situations.

The New Old Power Projections

Cloaked by COVID-19 support, something troubling is happening. Cold War style soft power politics are being played, with nations making ostentatious displays of aid, or seizing medical supplies meant for others. This is the world stage, everyone is watching, and they will remember.

Cogsec Collab MISP Community

A community dedicated to information operations We’re proud to announce the CogSec Collab MISP Community - the first public MISP sharing group dedicated to misinformation and information campaigns. Our community seeks to connect misinformation researchers and responders by providing tools to streamline investigation and reporting on disinformation and information campaigns. By making our MISP instance available to the community we’re enabling researchers to generate and share information operations data in MISP JSON or STIX format at just a click of a drop-down menu.

The MisinfosecWG Counters Workshop

The Misinfosec Working Group MisinfosecWG timeline. We built infosec-based standards for describing and sharing information about disinformation incidents The Misinfosec Working Group (“misinfosecWG”) is part of the Credibility Coalition. It was formed around a standard for action: we wanted a way for the many groups and individuals that we saw starting to investigate disinformation incidents to quickly share information about them, in the same ways that information security groups share information through information exchanges like ISACs and ISAOs, and disclosure schemes like bug bounties.

The MisinfoSec Framework Takes Shape

Developing the AMITT (Adversarial Misinformation and Influence Tactics and Techniques) framework By John Gray and Sara-Jayne Terp On May 24, 2019, the CredCo MisinfoSec Working Group met for the day at the Carter Center in as part of CredConX Atlanta. The purpose of the day was to draft a working MisinfoSec framework that incorporates the stages and techniques of misinformation, and the responses to it. We came up with a name for our framework: AMITT (Adversarial Misinformation and Influence Tactics and Techniques) provides a framework for understanding and responding to organized misinformation attacks based on existing information security principles.