International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)
International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)

Advancing Defense Against Information Disorder Through

Information Sharing, Applied Research and Education


We Defend Against Information Disorder- The coordinated, integrated, and synchronized application of disinformation, misinformation, or malinformation

Disinformation is false information that is deliberately created or disseminated with the express purpose to cause harm

Misinformation is information that is false, but not intended to cause harm

Malinformation is genuine information that is shared to cause harm; includes private or revealing information that is spread to harm a person or reputation

Information Disorder Poses a Growing Threat to Democracy – Foreign and domestic actors increasingly exploit the online information environment across a variety of dimensions to foster attitudes, influence behavior, undermine trust, and achieve malign outcomes

Critical Infrastructure: Elections, Public Health & Safety, Emergency Response

Civil Unrest: Law Enforcement, Racial Division, Domestic Extremism

Environment: Climate Science, International Cooperation

Industrial Economy: Trade Policy, Supply Chain, Technology & Society

 The Complex Challenge of Defending Against Information Disorder Defense Requires a Whole-of-Society Approach

Information Sharing: We promote multidirectional information sharing with public and private partners to inform trust & safety operations across platforms and to facilitate timely response by affected stakeholders

Applied Research: We leverage academic research and technology from private industry to operationalize emerging capabilities, define standards, and establish analysis best practices

Education: We collaborate with partners from academia and civil society organizations to increase societal resilience to malign influence