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*Dorothy Elizabeth Robling Denning
*Dorothy Elizabeth Robling Denning
==Seminal articles==
==Seminal articles==
*Denning, D. E. R. (1999). Information warfare and security (Vol. 4): Addison-Wesley Reading MA.
*Denning, D. E. R. (1999). Information warfare and security (8th ed.). MA, USA: ACM Press Books.
==Originating area==
==Originating area==
*Organisation theory, military strategy
*Organisation theory, military strategy

Revision as of 08:39, 27 July 2018


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Alternate name(s)

Main dependent construct(s)/factor(s)

  • Information resources

Main independent construct(s)/factor(s)

  • Actors, offensive operations, defensive operations

Concise description of theory

  • The theory of information warfare explains and integrates operations involving a diverse collection of actors and media within a single framework. The theory is centered on the value of information resources and on "win-lose" operations that affect that value. Offensive and defensive information warfare is expressed in terms of actors, targets, methods, technologies, outcomes, policies, and laws. Information warfare can target or exploit any type of information medium--physical environments, print and storage media, broadcast media, telecommunications, and computers and computer networks.

Diagram/schematic of theory

Originating author(s)

  • Dorothy Elizabeth Robling Denning

Seminal articles

  • Denning, D. E. R. (1999). Information warfare and security (8th ed.). MA, USA: ACM Press Books.

Originating area

  • Organisation theory, military strategy

Level of analysis

  • Organisation

Links to WWW sites describing theory

Links from this theory to other theories

IS articles that use the theory


  • Craig A. Horne

Date last updated

  • 27 July 2018

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