Title: The Communication Error Message: Managing Best Practice Ideas and the Cyber Threat. A Precursor to Communication Themes

Issue Number: Vol. 6, No. 2
Year of Publication: March - 2017
Page Numbers: 54-61
Authors: Robert D. Boyd
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002243


This publication explores the phenomenon of communication through the contextual lens of cyberspace operations. Using the cyberspace category and characteristics approach (C3A), this preliminary glance delves slightly deeper into how an organization can derive best-practice ideas to incorporate into everyday activities. This research showed that cyberspace practitioners who consented to foundational underpinnings of categorical and characteristic-based conditions of a cyber threat actor were in a better position to more efficiently and quickly assess an operational impact to an organization. Although it was important for the organization to determine its disposition commensurate to the threat actor, it was cyberspace practitioners who bought into the C3A that illuminated communication themes that were foundationally agreeable. The results of this research showed agreed-upon and streamlined thematic categories can result in innovative approaches to sharing dissimilar information across divergent areas