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Title: Capabilities and challenges within a decision centric information warfare model
Author: Mpala, Fred T.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2701 3805
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2010
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The Information Age has brought with it advances in information processing and technology which have been harnessed to improve the lives of people. Indeed information in its various guises is arguably the life blood of modem society delivering enabling and enhancing nutrients to various components of society ranging from public utilities (e. g. water), economic components, education, intelligence and national security, military to essential social services (e. g. health, electricity), This life blood flows along the veins and arteries that are the various information infrastructure components present in society (e. g. computer networks). The developments made in information technology have introduced a different and radical way of perceiving the various important uses of information. Concepts like Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), Information Warfare( IW) and Information operations(1 0) have emerged to refer to and discuss the weaponisation of information in the Information Age. These developments have also brought with them challenges including but not limited to cybercrime. In addition, other complications have also manifested particularly in the sphere of adhering to laws and treaties governing the conduct of hostilities as they apply to the use of Information Warfare. This thesis seeks to present insight into the aforementioned challenges and complications as they manifest in the Information Age when information is harnessed as a tool/method of conducting warfare. The purpose of this work is to produce an abstract model for conducting offensive Information Warfare. This model is called The Decision Centric Information Warfare Model. The model contributes towards understanding the advantage gained by using information in an offensive capacity during the conduct of hostilities.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Prof.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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