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

  The International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI)



COGNITIVE SECURITY


THE ABILITY TO DETECT, PROTECT, RESPOND AND RECOVER FROM MALIGN INFLUENCE -

The Coordinated, Integrated, and Synchronized Application of

Disinformation, Misinformation, or Malinformation to  

Undermine Confidence and Foster Attitudes, Behaviors or Outcomes


DISINFORMATION


Verifiably false or misleading information 

created and disseminated with 

the intent to deceive


MISINFORMATION


 The unintentional or inadvertent

distribution of false or misleading information


MALINFORMATION


The intentional dissemination of information,

 real or fabricated, to embarrass, 

discredit or encourage violence 

against an individual or group.

Threats to National and International Homeland Security Are Quite Clear



CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE  - Elections, Public Health & Safety,, Emergency Response,  Defense, Communications, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Food and Agriculture, Transportation, Energy, Chemical, Water


CIVIL UNREST - Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Protests, Domestic Extremist Groups


ENVIRONMENT - Climate Science, International Cooperation . . .


INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY - Trade Policy, 5G Health Concerns . . .


SOCIA-POLITICAL DIVISIONS - Exploitation and Amplification to Weaken Democracies (Nation States, Terrorists, Criminal Groups, Extremist Groups)



Private Sector Threats Are Less Clear, But Expanding Rapidly with Cascading Impacts


CONSUMER FRAUD  
False Advertising, Fake Product Reviews, . . .
Regulations - Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  Managing

SECURITIES FRAUD
False Information, Pump-and-Dump Schemes, . . .
Regulation - Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Managing

MARKET RISK  
Mostly Focused on Marketing (e.g., Brand Reputation)
Currently a HUGE Marketplace for These Services

THE COGNITIVE SECURITY INTELLIGENCE CENTER 

COGNITIVE SECURITY RESILIENCE                

Reducing Risk, Combatting Malign Influence, Disinformation, 

and Misinformation by Operationalizing Access to:

  • Situational Awareness Intelligence Information Sharing - Identification and Detection of Threats and Incidents
  • Protection, Response, and Recovery  Innovation


ACHIEVED THROUGH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Social Media Platforms | News Media | Civil Society Organizations

Government (Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, International)

Public & Private Sector Critical Infrastructure Owners & Operators

Private Industry | Academia | Other Communities of Interest


APPLIED RESEARCH, 

CAPACITY BUILDING, POlICY DEVELOPMENT

Risk Assessment and Driving Operationalizing 

Emerging Technical Capabilities;

Developing a Body of Knowledge & Skills through Certification, Supporting Workforce Development;

Advocate for Public Sector Support to Advance &

Operationalize Cognitive Security, 

Promoting Incentives for Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration


WHY THE COGNITIVE SECURITY INTELLIGENCE CENTER (CSIC) IS ADOPTING A 'WHOLE OF SOCIETY' APPROACH 

We'd Rather Build Trust than Enforce Compliance










Community Guidelines
Collective Public & Private Sector Information Sharing
Collaborative Response 


Regulation or Regulatory Compliance
Oversight
Penalties

THE DIRECTOR OF THE COGNITIVE SECURITY INTELLIGENCE CENTER (CSIC) -
Leading Creating the Vision for Addressing Malign Influence on a Societal Scale

STEVEN BRADLEY, DIRECTOR, CSIC