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Information Warfare: A Seminar INFORMATION WARFARE:
From Security to Infrastructure Protection to the Military: An Overview of Security, Electronic
Civil Defense and the Networked Society

By Winn Schwartau

Ever since Assistant Secretary of Defense John lHamre in April 1998 and July, 1999 declared ""We Are At War", the media has stood up and noticed. Cyberwar. Infowar. Netwar.

These are all different flavors of a conflict between adversaries without bombs, bullets and bayonets. Way back in 1991, your seminar leader Winn Schwartau coined the term Electronic Pearl Harbor and warned Congress that our computers were poorly protected against an adversary.

This unique session will enlighten you, entertain you and just maybe scare you. You do not need to be a technocrat or a bureaucrat to understand that Info was preordained by the very nature of the technology around us. Our absolute reliance upon technology (not just the Internet!) is not only our greatest asset but also our greatest vulnerability.

You will learn about all three classes of Information Warfare: Personal, Corporate and Global and how they evolved. What global causes and changes have occurred which make ideal conditions for Infowar? Who is waging info and why? How has the nature of global competitiveness and cultural diversity added to the impact?

This seminar is full of exciting interactive discussions, debate and videos to keep everyone awake for the whole day!

Information Warfare: Definition
Information is both the Weapon and the Target
Replaces Conventional Warfare?
Military pre-eminence Insignificant?
A lot more enemies than ever before
Military can be effectively bypassed
Financial Conflict?
Convergence of Military and Civilian Interests
Defensive Policy
Convergence: Military and Civilian
New Global Economy and InfoWar
Competing Spheres of Capitalism
Computers Everywhere
Commercial Sector is the Battlefield
Infrastructure Convergence
Cyber-Crime & Cyber-Terrorism
Detection/Reaction
Personal Privacy
New Society on the Horizon
Globalization of Economies
Society is Going Flat
Class I: Personal Information Warfare: In Cyberspace: Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Class II: Corporate Information Warfare: More Spying Than Ever
122 Countries w/ on-line espionage capability
Class III: Regional or Global Conflict: Electronic Pearl Harbor
Transport Layer w/o Redundancy
Malicious Software (Viruses, embedded code)
Chipping Hacking Sniffing the Net (Cell phone, telco, fax)
Social Engineering
PsyOps & Perception Management
Electromagnetic Eavesdropping
Denial of Service Attacks
Magnetic (DEW) Offensive Assaults
Hacking Statistics
Nuclear Weapons of the Information Age
Who Are the Information Warriors? Motivation
Political Infowar Events
US Based Terrorism
Cyber-Civil Disobedience
When is an Attack Worthy of Response?
What constitutes an attack?
Law Enforcement
Graceful Degradation
Resources

Prerequisites: A general technology user with minimal technological skills will get a great deal out of this seminar. An appreciation and understanding of history, politics, finance and current events will make it all that more enjoyable.

Reading: The seminar leader, Winn Schwartau has written the three seminal works on Information Warfare. The most recent version is available from book stores or on-line.

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Please contact us for further information about Interpact Inc.'s Security Awareness Programs or Winn Schwartau's services as a writer, speaker, and educator in the field of information security:

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Winn Schwartau, President and CEO
727.393.6600
727.393.6361
Kelley Walker, Development 727.796.8484 727.393.6361
Betty G. O'Hearn, Marketing
727.360.4061
727.368.0051


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