James Torrence

Captain James Torrence was the Army recipient of the 2013 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Information Technology Leadership award (with decisive bravery) and a recipient of the 2014 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award. He has deployed to Afghanistan twice as a battalion S6, and commanded a strategic signal company while assigned to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium. He has four Master of Science degrees including cybersecurity and strategic design, and is working towards a Doctorate in Strategic Security.

Studying military history affords military professionals the opportunity to identify lessons that apply to operational environments and develop a deeper understanding of their profession.

The internet is the best “espionage tool ever invented by man”.

In his book, "Chinese Intelligence Operations", Nicholas Eftimiades states that the “lucrative field of espionage…is highly suited to the People’s Republic of China...

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The dangers of spear phishing and why it is the most important topic on which an organizational cybersecurity education program should focus.

Equipment that relies on GPS coordinates is highly susceptible to being spoofed, jammed, or the subject of malicious interference.