Sun Tzu is credited with the phrase “Keep your friends close; keep your enemies closer.” Online, while our friends remain close, our enemies continue to get closer. Connections on social media (including LinkedIn and Facebook) may not be who we think they are. The enemy wants to be your online friend and shipmate—and it is putting us all at risk.
If It Works, Stick With It.
For years, America’s adversaries have gone online, recognizing the level playing field offered in unclassified and open cyberspace. The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team enjoys a degree of unmatched kinetic strengths in traditional sea, air, and land spaces, but cyberspace is different. Conducting human intelligence (HumInt)-enabled cyberspace operations requires only a single, crafty cyber actor with an internet connection.