Rapidly Mitigate and Counter
Evolving Grey Zone Attacks
Evolving Grey Zone Attacks
through Collin Tactical's Unique Expertise and
for State Military, Departments, Agencies and Ministries
Clarity on Grey Zone Attacks
Great Powers, Peers and Near-Peers, Extremist Groups and Lone Wolves can now easily disrupt, destabilize and damage life, sovereignty, the military and the economy. They influence, intimidate and undermine state interests.
Using digital augmentation, rivals can break through the confines of the cyber domain and affect the physical world.
The methods can be combination of kinetic and non-kinetic. The attacks may begin small — sometimes difficult to notice at first, or attribute to an attack. Then they can escalate.
Grey Zone incursions aren’t simply computer hacking. Often employing psychological operations, these attacks increasingly exploit your own technologies, private sector and civilians.
The attacks span the Political, Air, Land, Maritime, Cyber and Space domains.
New digital capabilities and connections added to life-affecting systems provide new targets as well.
Beyond the appeal of comparatively low cost, digitally-augmented grey zone attacks make it possible for rivals to project power from afar.
Without proper response from the target, grey zone attacks reduce opposition and defense opportunities from the target and the international community.
The attacks fall short of how we traditionally described the threshold of conventional war. That ambiguity creates complexity in respect to your national laws.
This also creates challenges for response and rival engagement.
Grey zone methods and weapons are new and continually refined. But their goals are timeless:
Disrupt – Disorient – Degrade – Destabilize – Destroy.
Against grey zone attacks, Collin Tactical exists to help you protect lives, operations, sovereignty and your economy.
Helping Your State's Professionals Rapidly Respond Internally and Externally to Your Specific Grey Zone Attacks
Collin Tactical’s mission is to help your State’s Military, Department, Agency and Ministry professionals:
1) understand your grey zone attacks
2) make the correct decisions
3) plan the appropriate responses
4) mitigate any damage from the attacks
5) counter the attacks by multiple means
6) create effective policy and capabilities to address further attacks
[Your state may not consider itself at war. But grey zone attacks mean your rival does.]
Collin Tactical Presentations+Simulations
Are Offered Through Multiple Channels,
As Well As Rapid Response In-Person Training
Built on Globally-Proven and Continuous Research Over Three Decades
Our Presentations+Simulations now address 60 grey zone attacks and rival’s goals:
|Agreements and Treaties||Discarding of Agreements and Treaties including economic and protective/defense|
|Civil Conflict||Manipulation or creating Civil Conflict|
|Civil Unrest||Manipulation or creating Civil Unrest|
|Communications, Fragmented Policy||Manipulation through Fragmented, Deceptive or Confusing Policy Communications (for example, Twitter)|
|Composite Attacks||Composite Attacks (for example, Hybrid Warfare)|
|Conflict||Third party attack during a period of Conflict|
|Controls and Access, Digital||Changes to Technology and Information Controls and Access|
|Corruption, Government and Private Sector||Attacks through Government and Private Sector Corruption|
|Crime and Violence||Violence and Crime driven internally or externally|
|Culture or Traditions||Attack on imposed change in Culture or Traditions|
|Currency||Manipulation or attack on Currency|
|Cyber Political Warfare||Cyber Political Warfare|
|Data||Compromise of Data|
|Debt, Sovereign||Attack on Sovereign Debt|
|Defensive Posture||Imposed change in Defensive Posture|
|Descent, State/Government Status||State/Government Status descent (for example, Strong to Weak to Failed)|
|Economy or Economic Subset||Attack on the greater Economy or Economic Subset|
|False Flag||False Flag attacks for distraction, development of conspiracy theories, and citizen manipulation|
|Food Security||Attack on Food Security|
|Fresh Water Security||Attack on Fresh Water Security|
|Government Institutions||Manipulation to create Cynicism of Government Institutions|
|Health and Access to Care||Attack on Population Health and Access to Care|
|Hearts and Minds||Manipulation of key Hearts and Minds|
|Imports or Services||Change in external critical Imports or Services|
|Industries, Key or Life Affecting||Attack against major Industries and specific or key or life-affecting Private Sector companies|
|Influence and Control, Foreign||Foreign Influence and Control attacks|
|Institutions, Government||Attack against Government Institutions|
|Insurgency||New or protracted Insurgency|
|Intelligence Gathering and Interpolation, Digital||Digital Intelligence Gathering and Interpolation through AI (Artificial Intelligence) and other analytic means|
|Intergovernmental Organizations||Manipulation of Intergovernmental Organizations|
|Internet and Telecom Connections||Attack against Internet and Telecom Connections passing through land, ocean, land radio and satellite|
|Interventions||Grand Power and Multi-State Grand Power and Multi-State Interventions or attacks|
|Isolationism||Destructive form of Isolationism|
|Justice or Administration of Justice||Attacks on Justice or Administration of Justice|
|Laws, Rules and Regulation, International||Imposed or change in External or International Laws, Rules and Regulation|
|Leaders, Business||Attack against specific Business Leaders|
|Leaders, Political or Career Government||Attack against specific individual or affiliated Political or Career Government Leaders|
|Lone Wolf, Controls and Access||Incitement and recruiting Terrorist Lone Wolfs|
|Markets, Financial||Manipulation of Financial Markets|
|Multilateralism||Collapse of Multilateralism|
|National Competition||National collaboration replaced by National Competition (for example, "Made Here" initiatives, destructive form of nationalism, etc.)|
|Political Fracture||Intra-State Political Fracture|
|Processes, Political||Attack on electoral or other Political Processes|
|Protection Payments, Forced||Forced Protection Payments through Claimed Land, Territorial Waters, etc.|
|Refuges||Unplanned External expatriation of Refuges to borders|
|Sanctions, Economic||Economic Sanctions (including Weaponized Tariffs)|
|Social Media, Weaponized||Attacks via Weaponized Social Media|
|Standards, Technical||Imposition of Technical Standards|
|State Alliance||State Alliance change|
|Supply Chains||Attacks on critical Supply Chains|
|Technologies||Attack on In-State and dependent External Technologies|
|Transition, Political||Third party attack during a Political Transition|
|War, Cold||Cold War|
|War, Hot||Hot War|
|War, Proxy||Singular or multi-state Proxy War|
|Weapons, New||Emerging arms race in innovative New Weapons (Hypersonic Missiles, Satellite/Space-Based, etc.) including Mass Destruction|