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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 59 | Submission: 10506 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, OCIS, TIM)
Scheduled: Friday, Aug 4 2017 9:00AM - 10:30AM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis M301
Information Warfare, Cybercrime, Cyberespionage and the Dangers of the Networked Organization
Info War, Network Organization

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Speaker: Aki-Mauri Huhtinen, Finnish National Defence U.
Speaker: Tuomas Kuronen, Finnish National Defence U.
Speaker: Iain Munro, Newcastle U. Business School
Speaker: Eero Vaara, Aalto U. School of Business
Speaker: Pekka Toveri, Finnish Defence Command
The purpose of this panel is to investigate questions concerning how information networks are being used as a weapon by individuals and organizations today. The information networks involved are the property of business organizations: they are the infrastructures which are there primarily to sustain competitive advantage and to enable services to be delivered. Information is not only a valuable economic tool, but can also be used as a weapon of attack for disruptive purposes. Increasingly information networks are themselves becoming both a means of sabotage and a source of vulnerability. The literature in management and organization studies has been saturated with research into the effects of networks on how production and innovation are organized, however, research into the use of information as a weapon rather than a tool has been conspicuous by its absence. As recent years have witnessed a massive increase in the national security state and collaboration between private companies, the military and the national security establishment, as well as the existence of cracks within the military-industrial complex, the time is ripe for a re-evaluation of the contentious role of communications networks and the weaponization of information within contemporary organizations.
A panel discussion of the proliferation of forms of information warfare, cybercrime, cyberespionage and new threats to the networked organization
Search Terms: Cybercrime | Information Warfare | Networks
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