DVIDS – News – Cyber ​​Issues Highlighted in USAWC Education

Senior military leaders recognize the need to understand the cyber domain. The Army War College incorporates awareness and planning into its courses, academic exercises, and war games, emphasizing issues and implications associated with cybersecurity, crisis response, and cyber intelligence. .

The War College recently hired data scientist Dr. Kathleen Moore to help students understand the importance and influence of new technologies. She has been active in research and publication on a wide range of areas including cybersecurity, dark web, black markets, demographic targeting, decision making, deception and collaboration in virtual environments. Moore, a professor in the Futures group at War College, teaches data decision making, personal strategic cyber defense and co-teach a course on future forecasting.

“Moore is an experienced educator and researcher who has applied the tools of data and information science to a wide variety of problems,” noted Dr. James Breckenridge, War College Provost.

“We are in an unprecedented era of exponential technology use and data growth,” Moore said. “The average citizen creates more than three trillion data points each year. These types of data points can help us make decisions at a strategic level,” she said when discussing the importance of data analytics.

Moore acknowledges that not all students will become cybersecurity experts, but hopes to achieve a level of proficiency in these matters. According to Moore, data literacy is a skill set that can be applied to a wide variety of problems, and in a world with so much messy “human data,” you need that literacy to filter out what’s important and what’s important. who is not. These basic skills are essential in decision making.

“In the world of strategic leadership, this training in information security and cyber literacy is priceless,” said Lt. Col. Randy Lefebvre, a student in Moore’s Strategic Personal Cyber ​​Defense class. “These threats can affect anyone at any time, which is why I am sharing what I learn in this course with people close to me.”

With the overwhelming amounts of misinformation and misinformation seen on digital platforms, Moore says it’s important to recognize what could be potentially dangerous, especially for U.S. military officials.

“One of the things I’ve noticed is the number of fake accounts using the names and photos of high-ranking US military officers. Although many of these profiles are benign, they only contain the name and profile picture of the official. However, without anything else, some of these accounts contain incredibly incorrect information. It is a major problem to have false and harmful information linked to the names of these officials, it is why it is important to take action against these accounts,” Moore said.

“The great thing about teaching at War College is that you can see your students using what they learned in class almost instantly, whereas at a more traditional university it would take students years to be able to use those strategies,” Moore said. , on the difference between education at a traditional university versus the War College.

Before joining War College at the start of this academic year, Moore was an associate professor at James Madison University.

While at JMU, she led the Graduate Certificate Program in Cyber ​​Intelligence and taught courses such as Human-Computer Interaction, Information Warfare, and Social Media Analytics. She is also the founder and organizer of the Women in Intelligence Conference at JMU. She received a Distinguished Service Award for her work in disaster response from the information systems community for responders and crisis managers.

Moore received his BA in Intelligence Studies from Mercyhurst University and his Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Penn State.

Date taken: 28.05.2022
Date posted: 06.10.2022 18:03
Story ID: 422464

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