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==IS articles that use the theory==
==IS articles that use the theory==
==External links==
*Craig Horne
*Craig Horne

Revision as of 09:15, 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 that hold information 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 resources--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

  • Computer science, 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

External links


  • Craig Horne

Date last updated

  • 27 July 2018

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