Accession Number : AD1012804


Title :   Anonymous As a Cyber Tribe: A New Model for Complex, Non-State Cyber Actors


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Lidowski,Robert L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1012804.pdf


Report Date : 01 May 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The online collective Anonymous is a complex cyber actor that exhibits many elements of a tribal culture. It represents a new class of cyber actor that, like tribal societies, derives meaning from place, follows an influence-based leadership model, and conducts war for reasons not readily understood by modern nation-states. Anonymous challenges the usefulness of contemporary military doctrine.


Descriptors :   HACKING COMPUTER SECURITY , Computer programming , human behavior


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Computer Programming and Software
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE