– Ambassador Alexander Vershbow
H.E. Deputy Director General – NATO (2015)
The entire concept of information warfare has been greatly expanded with information and communication technology. Initially, information warfare was limited to media and propaganda that could easily be manufactured and distributed to influence perceptions. Today, with the internet, the entire information distribution model has changed allowing for many new points of interaction with potential recruits, followers and fighters.
While information warfare can take many forms, we have defined it within seven clear categories:
Command & Control – Targeting leadership and infrastructure
Intelligence-based – design, protection and denial of systems that seek knowledge to dominate the battlespace
Electronic – Techniques to enhance, degrade, or intercept the flow of information
Psychological – To affect a person’s perception
Hacker – Attack and paralyze computer systems
Economic – channeling or blocking information to pursue economic dominance
Cyber & C4ISR – Using information systems against virtual personas of individuals or groups
While we have these defined categories, we are continually expanding the sub-categories within each to understand and prepare for any new tactics that are employed to assure that our clients are prepared with all appropriate retaliations.
The CommandEleven process begins with national security related questions provided by the client.
Analyzed and assessed to find the most accurate, realistic position based on facts and available information.
Emerging from the research, a theory is planned and developed to answer the client’s questions.
Prep & Defend
Our analysts must defend their theory, research process and recommendations to the CommandEleven management.