The Artifice Story
Artifice have been delivering applied training in guile and cunning for 5 years. But it took us a while to get here…
The Artifice team were all originally Government scientists working in DRA, DERA, DSTL and QinetiQ. Initially, we led projects looking at supporting UK warfighters to work more effectively together.
Fifteen years ago we moved our research emphasis to how to retrofit those ideas to disrupt and pull down the adversary teams our customers faced. One by one we transitioned to academia joining Cranfield University’s Defence and Security School at the UK’s Defence Academy in Shrivenham.
At the Defence Academy we research and teach Masters level courses in: Cyber and Information Operations; Psychological and Information Warfare; and Military and Cyber Deception. Our international military student cohorts face unprecedented complexity in the operational theatres they are deployed to. Our mission is to support their professional practice at all levels of the fight.
Solid informative framework to use when developing operations by using detailed modelling and concise language. Will certainly have a major impact on my future work and simplification of ops planning.”UK Course 2018
The course has provided me with a method to break down and clarify my thinking around operational problems of all kinds, not just influence and deception.”UK Course 2018
10/10. This course fired up my brain and shifted gears to start analysing in a more effective and ‘out of the box’ way.”US Course 2019
One of, if not the best courses of instruction I have received in my 21-year career. Provides the best analysis and planning models for human factors I’ve observed.”US Course 2019
An exceptionally well-delivered system that provided new insights, rigour and structure to established planning methods. Course materials were clear, concise and invaluable to continued development of newly acquired skills.”UK Course 2018
Awesome course! A must for Field-grade and Senior Commissioned Officers. Many applications in Strategic Planning and effective implementation of military plans. Well executed. Operational Commanders will need this training.”US Course 2019
Fantastically useful course programme for deception. Great benefits for the intelligence world and would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone looking to improve their understanding of the deception process.”UK Course 2019
The course was absolutely enlightening. It has provided me with a good foundation for the principles of Information Operations in a way that the US military have lost sight of.”US Course 2017
The Artifice System fills a void in current tools and techniques for adversary planning. I will use this in every element of leading my operational teams.”US Course 2019
Brilliant course and well presented. I feel that the elements presented to me will make me more effective in my role. I’d recommend it to the rest of my team.”UK Course 2019