Today, more than ever, the use of denial and deception (D&D) is being used to compensate for an opponent's military superiority, to obtain or develop weapons of mass destruction, and to violate international agreements and sanctions. Although the historical literature on the use of strategic deception is widely available, technical coverage of the subject is scattered in hard-to-find and out-of-print sources. This is the first technical volume to offer you a current, comprehensive and systematic overview of the concepts and methods that underlie strategic deception and, more importantly, to provide you with an in-depth understanding of counterdeception. Moreover, this timely book offers you an excellent framework for the development of architectures and systems for deception detection and other countermeasures. You gain an in-depth understanding of the scope and complex nature of the D&D problem, and learn how to plan and organize research and development, system development, and operational activities focused on counterdeception. Further, the book suggests specific technical and organizational approaches to help you detect and defeat the D&D plans and operations of real and potential adversaries.
Table Of Contents
Deception and the Need for Counterdeception - The Changing Role of Deception in National Security. Basic Terminology. Perspectives and Applications of Deception. Development of Deception Theory and Literature. Book Overview. Annotated Bibliography of Principal Deception Texts. Introduction to Deception Principles -Introduction. The History of Deception Analysis. Conceptual Models and Theories of Deception. Principles and Maxims of Deception. The View from Science. The View from Magic. Searching for Common Themes. Fundamental Principles of Deception: Truth, Denial, Deceit, and Misdirection. The Cognitive Aspects of Deception: Why Does Deception Work? - Biases Relevant to Deception. The Impact of Cognitive Bias on the Deception Story. Cognitive Bias and Principles of Deception. The Technical Methods of Deception - Taxonomy of Technical Methods. Technical Sensor Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception. Signal and Information Systems Denial and Deception. Human Deception Channels. Coordinated Technical Deception Methods. Principles of Counterdeception - What Is Counterdeception? The Search for Ways to Counter Deception. Searching for Common Themes. Proposed Principles of Counterdeception. Nontechnical Approaches to Counterdeception - The Vulnerable Mind and the Vulnerable Organization. Deception-Resistant Humans and Organizations: The Prepared Mind and the Prepared Organization. Technical Methods of Counterdeception - The Counterdeception Elements of Detection, Discovery, and Deterrence. Fundamental Counterdeception Technical Methods. Counterdeception Planning and Collection Strategies. Counterdeception Information Processing. Counterdeception Analysis, Decision Support, and Production. Counterdeception Architectures and Technologies - Architecture Considerations. Operational Architecture: Methodology and Workflow of Counterdeception. Operational Architecture: Tools of Counterdeception. System Architecture to Support Counterdeception. Speculation about the Future of Deception and Counterdeception - The Future, Changing Factors, and Implications for Deception. Global Information Flows and Mass Media. Deception and Counterdeception Technologies. About the Authors. Index.
Michael Bennett works as a consultant in northern Virginia. He has experience in both the government and private sectors as a principle investigator and project manager in a variety of intelligence-related disciplines including research and development, technical operations, and analysis. The focus of his expertise over the past 20 years has been in developing and applying advanced technologies to the most difficult problems of intelligence collection and analysis. Mr. Bennett has conceived and managed projects in the areas of product and image security, steganography, imaging sensors, signal processing, communications receivers, direction finding, and advanced technical collection systems. He holds a B.S.E.E. from Purdue University and an M.B.A from the University of Connecticut.