What would you do if another country invaded yours without provocation? Would you answer the call to defend your country? In what way could you support your nations’ needs? Is this a legal endeavor? Considering Russia’s illegal invasion, the IT Army of Ukraine put out a call to all wishing to take part in offensive and defensive cyber operations. Should your country form a cyber militia or cyber citizen soldiers as a normal part of your cyber security support organization? Should you form cyber neighborhood watch groups would are able to report on local activities through the internet in case of kinetic war? In urban areas, it may work better to start by organizing “neighborhood associations,” and then educating the members gradually until conversion to a functioning militia unit. Will this work with respect to cyber militias? Lecture will open discussion and describe approach how is possible to build Cyber Militias.
Mr. Bardin has extensive experience in cyber intelligence lifecycle services, intelligence program builds, TIP selection and build out, targeted research and support, cyber counterintelligence services and analysis, deception planning, and cyber operations. He teaches Cyber Intelligence and Counterintelligence (Anonymity, Cyber Personas, Collection management, Clandestine Cyber HUMINT, Socio-Cultural Aspects of Intelligence, Critical Thinking, Cognitive Bias, Methods and Types of Analysis, Mitre ATT&CK, Structured Analytic Techniques, Analytic Writing, Briefings, and Dissemination), open source intelligence collection and tool usage, strategic intelligence, operational/tactical/technical intelligence, and methods in media manipulation identification.
He has BA in Special Studies - Middle East Studies & Language from Trinity College and an MS in Information Assurance from Norwich University. Jeff also attended the Middlebury College Language School for additional language training. Mr. Bardin also spent two+ years studying Russian history, literature, political systems, and language. He lived and worked in the Mediterranean area and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Jeff was an adjunct instructor of master’s programs in cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, cybercrime and cyberterrorism at Utica College. Mr. Bardin has also appeared on CNN, CBS News Live, FoxNews, BBCRadio, i24News, BBN, and several other news outlets and has contributed bylines to Business Insider non-inclusively