Military acknowledges it will use cyber warfare

The Australian Defence Force has embraced cyber warfare, deception and disinformation through the internet as key elements of future military operations.  However newly declassified ADF papers provide no guidance on how efforts to influence and deceive adversaries will not also mislead the Australian public and media.

While the Australian government has in recent years highlighted the need to defend Australia from cyber threats, including hacking and foreign spying, Australia’s preparedness and capabilities to undertake offensive cyber operations have remained a closely guarded secret.

However release of the Australian Defence Force’s newly revised ”Information Activities” doctrine, approved by Defence chief General David Hurley last November, for the first time reveals the ADF will engage in offensive ”information operations” in future military conflicts.

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Author: Daniel Garrie

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