Safeguarding democratic values
Staying ahead of hybrid threats; countering foreign information manipulation interference
In an age of increasing complexity and rapidly evolving threats, intelligence agencies face an arduous task: staying ahead of the curve in the information domain to effectively counter hybrid threats and foreign information manipulation interference (FIMI).
These threats, along with other Hostile Information Activities (HIA), pose an unprecedented challenge to national security and the preservation of democratic values. Hybrid threats blur the lines between conventional and unconventional warfare, incorporating elements of cyberattacks, disinformation campaigns, and economic coercion. Meanwhile, FIMI exploits digital platforms to influence public opinion, undermine trust in institutions, and destabilize societies.
The information landscape is vast and ever-changing, demanding constant vigilance, cutting-edge technology, and agile methodologies from intelligence agencies. Navigating this terrain, these agencies must pre-empt, identify, and neutralize these threats, a task akin to solving a complex, dynamic puzzle in real-time, all while protecting the principles that underpin democratic societies.