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…
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.
The course was very beneficial, it helped me understand what aspects drive operational activity and it provided the specialist language to discuss deception operations.”UK Course 2018
The course provided a methodology which makes you focus on what you actually want to achieve and how you might do it. I will be using this in the future.”UK 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
Exceptional course! Simply and smartly executed with direct application to multiple focus areas. This course will show you how brilliant and accessible influence and deception strategies can be applied operationally.”US Course 2017
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
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
The framework provides a more methodical approach than we currently use. Really breaking down the steps will help us to consider the problem more fully.”US 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
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
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