Network-Centric Strategic-Level Deception
MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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This paper explores strategic-level deception in the context of network-centric information operations. Advances in information technology and the global connectedness of communications networks have created new opportunities and challenges for conducting strategic and operational level deception campaigns with significant utilization of cyberspace. Planning and executing concurrent strategic-level deceptions among distributed participants and against multiple targets requires speed, flexibility, and accurate situational assessment. This paper begins with a historical account of twentieth century use of strategic-level deception, followed by a definition of network deception, considerations for achieving network-based deception, and a proposed model for the planning and execution of network-centric deception campaigns. The command and control structure proposed in this paper is a framework that integrates complex elements of information infrastructures across public and private spectrums.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics