Seminar Discussion Topics

Discussion topics for graduate- or professional-level seminars are

  • ? What experience have seminar participants had in situations where social media warfare strategies or tactics were deployed?
  • ? Who should take the lead in developing social media warfare knowledge and skills?
  • ? What are the obstacles to developing social media warfare knowledge and skills?

Seminar Group Project

Divide participants into multiple groups with each group taking 10—15 minutes to develop a list of offensive social media warfare tactics. Upon completion, have groups exchange their lists of social media warfare tactics, with groups taking 10—15 minutes to develop defensive measures to effectively counter the offensive tactics. Meet as a group and discuss the offensive tactics selected and the defensive measures to counter the tactics developed by the groups.

References

  • 1. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. October 2015. Critical infrastructure sectors. Accessed May 18, 2016. https://www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-sectors.
  • 2. The White House, Office of the Press Secretary. February 2013. Presidential policy directive—Critical infrastructure security and resilience (Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-21). Accessed May 18, 2016. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press- office/2013/02/12/presidential-policy-directive-critical-infrastructure-security-and-resil.
  • 3. U.S. Central Command. FAQ on security for social media. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.centcom.mil/visitors-and-personnel/social-media-security.
  • 4. U.S. Government Accountability Office. September 2012. Federal real property security: Interagency Security Committee should implement a lessons-learned process. Accessed August 19, 2016. www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-901.
 
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