ABSTRACT

Preparing for and Mitigating Foreign Influence Operations Targeting Critical Infrastructure   [open pdf - 412KB]

From the Threat Overview: "Malicious actors use influence operations, including tactics like misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation (MDM) [hyperlink], to shape public opinion, undermine trust, amplify division, and sow discord. Foreign actors engage in these actions to bias the development of policy and undermine the security of the U.S. and our allies, disrupt markets, and foment unrest. While influence operations have historical precedent, the evolution of technology, communications, and networked systems have created new vectors for exploitation. [...] This CISA [Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency] Insights product is intended to ensure that critical infrastructure owners and operators are aware of the risks of influence operations leveraging social media and online platforms. Organizations can take steps internally and externally to ensure swift coordination in information sharing, as well as the ability to communicate accurate and trusted information to bolster resilience. CISA encourages leaders at every organization to take proactive steps to assess their risks from information manipulation, increase resilience, and mitigate the impact of potential foreign influence operations."

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2022-02
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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: https://www.cisa.gov/
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