GEOG 479
Cyber-Geography in Geospatial Intelligence

Introduction

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Overview

This lesson begins our discussion of the overlaps of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the impact that the exponential increase in their deployment has had in the Geostrategic sense over the last two decades. We will also discuss the spatial components of information and the basic policies that have emerged that deal with cyberwar and cyberspace.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe some of the attempts to model and visualize the increase of information resources.
  • Explain the risks in leaving information sources unprotected.
  • Discuss the shortfalls in the Intelligence Community to be able to collect and analyze relevant information.
  • Demonstrate the application of geospatial intelligence to cyberspace operations.
  • Evaluate potential technology paths to mitigate Intelligence blind spots.
  • Forecast the impacts of the ICT explosion on the continent of Africa.

What is due for Lesson 4?

This lesson will take us one week to complete. Please refer to the Course Syllabus for specific time frames and due dates. Specific directions for the assignment below can be found within this lesson.

Lesson 4 Assignments
Requirements Assignment Details
To Do Familiarize yourself with all the Lesson 4 Readings and assignments.
Read

Read Chapters 4-6 in "Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL."

"The Hackers of Damascus" (Lesson 4 Module in Canvas)

"Social Media, Political Change, and Human Rights" (Lesson 4 Module in Canvas)

Assignment Complete Assignments 7 and 8.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please post them to our Questions? discussion forum (not e-mail), located under the Modules tab in Canvas. I will check that discussion forum daily to respond. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help out a classmate.