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WRM “Hamilton 68: Tracking Russian Influence Operations on Twitter”
May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
SPEAKER: Clint Watts
“Social media has become the new playground for a range of threats to the United States. Ten years ago, saw the dawn of Advanced Persistent Threats in cyber space. Since then, we’ve seen a more remarkable danger. Rather than worry about hacking to compromise our systems, we, as a nation worried about hacking leading to the influence of American minds and the compromise of U.S. elected officials and institutions. This presentation will describe the new world of social media empowered threats that use cyberspace to pursue a different set of objectives against America with old methods updates for the modern information world.”
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Clint Watts is a Robert A. Fox Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East as well as a Senior Fellow at the Center For Cyber and Homeland Security at The George Washington University.
Clint is a consultant and researcher modeling and forecasting threat actor behavior and developing countermeasures for disrupting and defeating state and non-state actors. As a consultant, Clint designs and implements customized training and research programs for military, intelligence and law enforcement organizations at the federal, state and local level. In the private sector, he helps financial institutions develop best practices in cybersecurity intelligence operations. His research predominately focuses on terrorism forecasting and trends seeking to anticipate emerging extremist hotspots and anticipate appropriate counterterrorism responses. More recently, Clint used modeling to outline Russian influence operations via social media and the Kremlin’s return to Active Measures.
Before becoming a consultant, Clint served as a U.S. Army infantry officer, a FBI Special Agent on a Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), as the Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC) and as a consultant to the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and National Security Branch (NSB).
WEB/CONFERENCE CALL INFO:
We are going to use the NC State WebEx for the web conference.Please note that this WebEx belongs to NC State and can not be downloaded directly from Cisco. Also, it should work on iPhones and iPads via the WebExApp. A good internet connection is recommended. For better audio, please join via computer and then have the meeting call your number or call in directly using one of the numbers below. When not speaking, please mute your phone toavoid background noise. When it’s time, join the WebEx meeting from here:
AudioConnection 919-513-9329 (WolfMeeting)
AccessCode: 995 916 284