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):

Report Date:

2015-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE