The Challenge of Strategic Communication in Today’s Information Environment

The Challenge of Strategic Communication in Today’s Information Environment
Brigadier-General Jay Janzen, Director of Military Strategic Communications for the Canadian Armed Forces, will highlight the hybrid disinformation tactics used in an effort to divide alliances, spread fear, and recruit extremists. His view is that the greatest threat to NATO allies is the large-scale ‘weaponization’ of information. Using real-world examples, he will demonstrate how potential adversaries are targeting Canada’s government and Canadian military operations. BGen Janzen will describe best-practices for countering disinformation and fake news, and will provide recommendations for military forces, the media, and citizens to protect themselves from disinformation in an ever changing technological age. This presentation will be followed by a discussion with CIGI Managing Director and General Counsel Aaron Shull and an opportunity for questions from the audience.