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On the Horizon: Security Challenges at the Nexus of State and Non-State Actors and Emerging/Disruptive Technologies

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Technical Report

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NSI Boston United States

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Innovation and new technologies have many positive attributes and provide significant improvement to humanity, much that is likely unforeseen at the time of initial discovery. The unpredictability of the technology trajectories can lead to significant negative consequences. This white paper aims to discuss the massive leaps in innovation and understand what this means for national security. Chapter 1. Third Offset Implications for Homeland Security Tranquility or Turbulence Chapter 2. Malevolent Innovation Novelty and Effectiveness in Terror Attacks Chapter 3. Back to the Future The Islamic State, Drones, and Future Threats Chapter 4. Exploring Pro-Islamic State Instructional Material on Telegram Chapter 5. Examining the Present and Future Role of Cybercrime-as-a-Service in Terror and Extremism Chapter 6. Modelling Terrorist Technology Transfer Chapter 7. Hacking the Human Body The Cyber-Bio Convergence Chapter 8. Evolving Human and Machine Interdependence in Conflict Advantages, Risks, and Conundrums

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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