Information Warfare: using the viable system model as a framework to attack organisations

Bill Hutchinson, Mat Warren

Abstract


Information is the glue in any organization. It is needed for policy, decision-making, control, and co-ordination. If an organisation's information systems are disrupted or destroyed, then damage to the whole inevitably follows. This paper uses a proven systemic, analytic framework the Viable System Model (VSM) - in a functionalist mode, to analyse the vulnerabilities of an organisation's information resources to this form of aggression. It examines the tactics available, and where they can be used to effectively attack an organisation.

Keywords


information warfare; cyber security; policy; viable system model; framework; vulnerability

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v9i2.193

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