Vol 2 No 1-2 (2019)

Conceptualization of Information Operations in Modelling the Understanding of a Security Environment

Dario Malnar
Tomislav Dokman
Ministry of interior
Published December 28, 2019
  • information operations,
  • security environment,
  • security policies
How to Cite
Malnar, D., & Dokman, T. (2019). Conceptualization of Information Operations in Modelling the Understanding of a Security Environment. Annals of Disaster Risk Sciences, 2(1-2). Retrieved from https://ojs.vvg.hr/index.php/adrs/article/view/20


Defining the security environment, which is a prerequisite for the process of defining security policies, is based on gathering and evaluating information on the political, economic, military, security, social and other characteristics of a given environment. The process of gathering and evaluating information is increasingly susceptible to external influences and manipulations via information operations of state and non-state actors, particularly with the development of information technologies. The hypothesis of this paper is that information operations influence the understanding of a security environment and as a consequence, the process of defining security policies. Based on the described hypothesis, the paper conceptualizes information operations in the modelling of the understanding of a security environment and consequently the determination of security policies, using an analysis of certain aspects of information operations and their influence on the information and information systems of the adversary.


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