Brett van Niekerk and Manoj S. Maharaj (University of Kwazulu-Natal - South Africa) propose a paper titled "The Information Warfare Life Cycle Model", published in the South African Journal of Information Management, Vol. 13, n°1 (2011).
Information warfare (IW) is a dynamic and developing concept, which constitutes a number of disciplines. This paper aims to develop a life cycle model for information warfare that is applicable to all of the constituent disciplines. The model aims to be scalable and applicable to civilian and military incidents where information warfare tactics are employed. Existing information warfare models are discussed, and a new model is developed from the common aspects of these existing models. The proposed model is then applied to a variety of incidents to test its applicability and scalability. The proposed model is shown to be applicable to multiple disciplines of information warfare and is scalable, thus meeting the objectives of the model.