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START Webinar Series: Information Warfare


START Webinar Series: Information Warfare

Date: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 

Online

A recording of this event can be found at this link.

On Wednesday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. ET, Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT) Director Dr. Steve Sin provided a virtual lecture on “Information Warfare.” All are welcome to attend the event, but RSVPs are required. If you have any questions, please email the START events team at start-events@umd.edu.

Misinformation, disinformation, "fake news", "deep fake", "facts under threat", influence operation, these are but a few terms that are swirling about in our society today that are all part of a discipline that has existed - and have been evolving - as long as history itself: information warfare. We will take a journey through the history and evolution of information warfare and explore how the information environment we are living in today - in the context of information warfare - is both similar and different from our past.

Dr. Steve S. Sin is the Director of the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division (UWT) of START, where he manages large research projects, explores new avenues for research, and establishes collaborative research relationships. Dr. Sin specializes in a broad range of international security, terrorism, and homeland security challenges. His expertise includes radiological and nuclear (RN) terrorism; illicit trafficking of RN materials; terrorist use of cyber domain; emerging technology; emergency preparedness and management; intelligence/counterintelligence operations, analysis, and exploitation; Northeast Asia regional security; and counter-terrorism training, exercise, and curriculum development. His expertise in Northeast Asia regional security is focused on North Korea, including its nuclear program; cyber capabilities; intelligence apparatus; regime survival; and leadership. His additional regional expertise includes South Korean nuclear program and infrastructure; North-South Korea relations; and Korea-Japan-China trilateral relations.