Accession Number:

ADA496732

Title:

An Analysis of Trust in Deception Operations

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA UNDERSEA WARFARE ACADEMIC GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

This study explores the concept of trust and its relevance to deception operations. It proposes that trust is a belief or characteristic that can be exploited or undermined to achieve a desired objective. By using a trust framework to analyze several case studies in deception, the paper will examine how the deception target beliefs and preconceptions affected the success of the deception and the impact or consequences of exploiting or undermining trust. Finally, the study will attempt to draw conclusions from this analysis that may be helpful in the analysis of other deception operations and in future deception planning.

Subject Categories:

  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE