A number of large foreign agencies have recently used social media as a key tool to disrupt foundations to the democratic process like public opinion, the electoral process, and social activism. Preexisting tools and vetting processes were patently incapable of detecting these breaches.
Goals and Objectives
Tools to detect, understand, and analyze a foreign entity’s influence on another country’s democratic processes and institutions (i.e., influencing elections, social sentiment, activism, or even public brand via digital media).
Cybersecurity solutions, bots, hybrid cloud computing service solutions, endpoint security, network security, advanced analytics
Use Case Summary
Social engineering consists of the tools and processes that help governments monitor digital media, given its emerging potential social disruption and diplomatic repercussions; fostering disagreement and conflict in other countries is often a bot-driven process, which amplifies disagreements between competing factions.