In a hearing by the House Intelligence Committee, John Cohen, Head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis explained steps that DHS has taken to prevent domestic terrorism and violence since the U.S. Capitol building was breached by rioters on January 6, 2021.
The response to dis- and misinformation will likely become a critical function for security leaders and risk managers across an enterprise. Find out how disinformation is impacting risk management within organizations and how you can mitigate the risk.
Social media campaigns designed to spread false information about companies is a growing issue and will soon be a top-level concern for security professionals and executives in every industry. With misinformation on the rise, here are a few things CSOs and their teams can start doing today to prepare.
Using memes as propaganda, employing sophisticated communication networks for both planning and recruiting, making use of both fringe and private online forums and organizing militias to inspire lone wolf actors for violent action have proven to become tried-and-true tactics by extremist online communities seeking to expand their influence in recent years.
According to the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) report, presented by the Rutgers Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience, Network-Enabled Anarchy: How Militant Anarcho-Socialist Networks Use Social Media to Spread Violence Against Political Opponents and Law Enforcement, militant and extremist groups have taken to social media and online forums to plant hateful, anti-Semitic and/or revolutionary ideas in the public eye, which are often disguised with humor or through using coded language.
What happens online sometimes manifests as a real-world threat. Real-world threats are typically planned, referenced or originated online. Understanding the convergence between online behavior and real-world actions is increasingly important in the corporate security field. Here’s how security professionals can think about identifying and understanding threats in a society that increasingly straddles the virtual and physical worlds.
In an era defined by instantaneous social sharing, unprecedented transparency and 24/7 news coverage, Chief Security Officers (CSOs) find themselves with a new job: communications.
Today’s security teams have much less time to control the narrative. CSOs are expected to know key details immediately and prepare responses more rapidly. And responses often include talking points, which means coordinating with corporate communications, PR, marketing and others.
Alleging privacy violations and potentially invasive tracking of activists’ actions, statements and protest plans, the American Civil Liberties Union has taken aim at social media monitoring software that has been used to monitor and analyze social media data from platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.