AMITT Countermeasures - A Defensive Framework to Counter Disinformation

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AMITT (Adversarial Misinformation and Influence Tactics and Techniques) is an open-source framework for describing the strategic, operational, and tactical elements of influence operations. By enabling researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to communicate their findings, AMITT is bringing together an international community to help combat disinformation.

Last year we introduced our work seeding communities and training them on the practical application of AMITT, as well as the framework's integration into free, open-source threat intelligence tools.

This year, the Cognitive Security Collaborative introduces major updates to the AMITT framework which now includes a complementary set of countermeasures to be used against adversarial influence operations.

In this talk we address some of the major disinformation events of 2020 relating to COVID-19 and the 2020 US Presidential election. Additionally, we explore the practical application of AMITT countermeasures.


Roger Johnston , Ubisoft

Roger Johnston is a security specialist at Ubisoft and a member of Cognitive Security Collaborative. In 2020, Cognitive Security Collaborative set up the CTI League's disinformation team, and continues to work with groups around the world to bootstrap communities of disinformation responders.

His work involves security consulting, adversary emulation, and malware development. At Cognitive Security Collaborative he researches influence operation TTPs and develops mitigation strategies for the AMITT framework, performs red team exercises, and develops trainings.

Sara-Jayne Terp ,