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  • March 27,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Has a strategic communications campaign toppled the Lord’s Resistance Army?

    Rumours abound that one of Africa’s most infamous terror groups may be on the cusp of falling apart, owing to the disintegration of its leadership. The militant group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) first sprang up in Uganda in the late 1980s and over the ensuing years moved its operations into the Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In spite of its long reign of terror – having been responsible for countless incidents of murder, torture, mutilation, rape and abduction – there is now reason to believe that the group’s time is nearing an end following the capture and possible death of two more senior leaders. If the death is confirmed, only the LRA’s top commander would remain on the list of truly significant targets on the leadership chain – one Joseph Kony...

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  • March 27,2015 by James P. Farwell
    Information Warfare: The Key to Destroying ISIS

    Three crucial messages should guide America's fight against ISIS, reports national security expert James P. Farwell. As battles wage in the Middle East, are governments investing as much in information as they are in kinetic operations? Countering extremist propaganda through targeted digital outreach and social media activity are key themes at this year's Countering Violent Extremism conference, with briefings from government and military strategic communications specialists.

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  • March 27,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Top 10 Cyber Trends Affecting the CNI Sector

    Anthony Leather, Senior Consultant for Aerospace, Defense and Security at Frost & Sullivan, presents the top 10 cyber threats facing critical national infrastructure based on detailed analysis of the most recent incidents. According to Leather, the cyber threat will be the number one risk for the next 20 years. Governments and industry must engage with the cyber threat now in a more strategic and meaningful way than has so far been achieved. View the recent research findings in this single infoposter…

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    Tags: cyber | ics | cyber defence
  • March 27,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Why medical support operations begin and end with communication

    Alongside the establishment of AFRICOM, the United States and other Western nations have placed greater focus on a “long war” against terrorism, which involves bolstering weak and failing states so that governments possess the security and public confidence to stave off grass-root insurgencies. Dr. Charles Beadling from the Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) tells Defence IQ how the organisation and other parties are contributing to the Phase Zero concept through healthcare.

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  • March 24,2015 by Andrew Elwell
    Lockheed Martin establishes Virtual Technology Cluster to drive cyber investment and innovation

    Cybercrime is becoming a well-worn phrase in 2015. The threats from online hackers, cyber terrorists and state actors in cyberspace have been documented and discussed at length in recent years. Governments and commercial organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the need to enhance their cyber defences and bolster digital networks to plug vulnerability gaps. The challenge is identifying how best to do that and in keeping up with rapidly evolving threats and technology.

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  • March 24,2015 by Ambassador Curtis A. Ward
    Assessing the security agenda in United States–Caribbean relations

    There are new and developing trends which suggest grave danger to Caribbean societies. Increased drug trafficking through the region, the threat of diminishing security assistance, and signs of radicalisation leading to violent extremism threatens Caribbean societies. Understanding what is at stake calls for proactive engagement, action if you will, to prevent further progression of what could develop into a dangerous level of risk to Caribbean security.

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  • March 23,2015 by Andrew Elwell
    UK opens new innovation hub to accelerate growth as part of Defence Growth Partnership

    The Defence Solutions Centre, a product of the UK’s Defence Growth Partnership (DGP), was officially opened today in Farnborough. The new centre has been designed to bring together the leading authorities and the “best minds” from across the defence industry to develop innovative and cutting edge products and services for the Ministry of Defence and international customers. The UK DSC will act as an important hub for collaboration on research, design and technology in the defence market. It’s been created to maintain the UK’s global market share in defence and help accelerate its innovation and manufacturing base.

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  • March 23,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Implementing Open Architecture...and avoiding the pitfalls

    Ahead of Interoperable Open Architecture 2015, Defence IQ is joined by Professor David Miskimens, Project Management and Mission Assistance, Defense Acquisition University, a DoD training establishment tasked with acquisition certification and leadership training, and mission assistance to acquisition organisations. He tells us how organisations can begin implementing change while avoiding conflict with stakeholders or overly interrupted processes. Fundamentally, he says, every programme must begin at the discussion table with the experts.

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  • March 23,2015 by Richard de Silva
    8 truths the ICS Cyber Security Summit must address

    From the perils of information legislation to bad advice from self-proclaimed experts, the field of cybersecurity for critical national infrastructure is peppered with pitfalls. Here, Defence IQ examines 8 hard truths that the ICS Cyber Security Summit hopes to discuss to better educate the community on both the dangers and the opportunities impacting this field.

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  • March 23,2015 by Richard de Silva
    The Perfect PR Playbook…For Responding to a Cyber Incident

    Cyber attacks now present a clear threat to all businesses and customers. While the problem is recognized among most large-scale enterprises (i.e. those with the capital to invest in high-end cybersecurity), there remains an inability for any network to remain 100 percent secure. This means that, for now, the average likelihood of a data breach remains high across the spectrum while the capacity for prevention is worryingly outpaced by the capacity of the threat. Today, there is no excuse for not having developed a full plan for responding effectively to a data breach, beginning with an airtight PR strategy...

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  • March 23,2015 by Richard de Silva
    Rise of urban warfare spurring wave of special equipment demands

    The need for militaries to begin looking deeper into urban operations is becoming far more urgent, according to leading defence and strategic analysts. Meanwhile, armed forces worldwide are upscaling their drive to find equipment suited to help infantry undertake this type of warfare, including an interesting new RFI issued by US SOCOM...

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