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Definition[]

An IO threat (Information Operations threat) is an adversary that is organized, resourced, and politically sponsored/motivated to affect decision makers.

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Hackers, criminals and organized crime, insiders, industrial and economic espionage, and, in some cases, terrorism constitute a general threat to the protected information environment. This general threat requires monitoring for indications of a specific IO threat and subsequently may require additional defensive IO measures.

An IO threat should be defined in terms of a specific adversary’s intent, capability, and opportunity to adversely influence the elements of the friendly information environment critical to achieving objectives.

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