I am currently researching tactical communications for use in information security and require some data to determine the current general-knowledge of this art.
I know this may seem like I am asking the community to do my homework, but I am just as sure anyone who has had to do a research project knows how important surveys are. It would be impossible to do without asking the opinions of others.
Besides which is it a great topic to discuss in a forum like this.
For the purposes of this project I have defined Tactical Communication as the applications of specialized language techniques to provide secure communication over an open channel. For example word substitutions: eg. 'The eagle has landed'.
The basic hypothesis is this
Corporate environments often involve verbal communication over open channels; this is fraught with information leakage vectors. This danger may be significantly reduced by identifying and obfuscating the key data with tactical communication methods.
I have created a very short survey and would be very grateful if some of you could please take 5 minutes to respond. Click HERE to complete it or else if you do not trust links (I don't blame you) please post the answers below:
1) Please select the field below which best describes you.
- IT Support or Systems Operation
- Corporate-Project Member
- Technology enthusiast
- IT Guru
2) What is Tactical Communication?
Given the definition above, please briefly describe your understanding.
Please outline any experiences you have had, in a professional context, where someone has tried to obtain secure information from you: such as a con man or social engineer. If you have not been exposed to such an attack, please leave this field blank.
3) Opinion of Tactical Communication
Given the understanding you have of tactical communication, please outline your opinion or perception as to its potential effectiveness. If you would like to help further
4) If you are interested in a more in depth interview please advise me of your email address below. I am especially looking to speak with accomplished social engineers.
Regards and thankyou again"