Disinformation campaigns and cyber operations are intersecting more and more often, as actors become more sophisticated in their use of both tactics in their operations.
While disinformation is getting a lot of attention in security circles, the discussion primarily tends to be in the context of election security. However, hacking social media accounts, or creating fake accounts, to post false messages about a company is absolutely a disinformation campaign.
Deepfakes aren't just weird political videos. Enterprises should be concerned about how deepfakes could impact their reputation and financial health and include them in incident response plans.
Researchers are developing a framework to analyze and describe misinformation campaigns, similar to the MITRE ATT&CK framework.
The two dominant social media platforms are changing the way they verify users in an effort to fight foreign influence operations.