About Active Measures, LLC
Active Measures, LLC is Midwestern research and analysis firm focused on supporting defense, national security, and civilian agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Active Measures and its director Michael van Landingham also provide baseline risk assessments and background information for non-profits and private corporations based in the United States. Our work includes analysis of current dynamics related to client topics of interest—to include an overview of barriers and opportunities—and development of risk mitigation strategies, white papers, and communication.
Active Measures, LLC can engage with outside analytic teams to develop these products and more, as well as to act as a “red team” that examines others’ analytic conclusions and identify novel issues. We offer formal analytic line reviews and stylistic and substantive reviews of outside analytic products, proposals, and requests for information. Michael can participate in a range of structured analytic techniques or analytic brainstorming sessions upon request.
ACTIVE MEASURES’ FOUNDER
Michael E. van Landingham is the founder and director of Active Measures, LLC. For eight years, Michael was an analyst for a federal government agency, where he provided strategic and tactical analysis across a range of formats to senior policymakers and others.
Michael received his Bachelor’s from Princeton University in Slavic Languages and Literatures. He earned a Master’s from Harvard University in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies. Michael is in the process of developing a dissertation for the graduate program in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He resides in Wisconsin and speaks Russian and French.
Please do not cite the Soufan/Q study on foreign "influence" without reading the methodology section that reveals that any ESL user may be classified as foreign no matter their location, so Russian- or Chinese-Americans are rolled into a definition that implies state control. https://t.co/LLTsBAnRzL
Without commenting on the specifics of the case in any target, this opsec line about "false info" that pops up occasionally is not epistemically sound.
It allows one to refute information one doesn't like, and it disappears when the intel confirms a previously held conviction. https://t.co/YS2DquTnX8
This Examiner article is striking in detail if it represents the CIA analysis, & this is not the "walks back" headline from last week.
As with last year, the schism seems among those who practice different cllxn arts, although NSA relies on absence of evidence as an argument. https://t.co/G4LtKYXDbA
This Is How They Tell Me One Burns Tends https://t.co/109MCqnGlC
Cisco's Talos found two remotely-exploitable bugs in Cosori's smart air fryer that could allow an adversary "to change temperatures, cooking times and settings on the air fryer, or start it without the user’s knowledge."
Cosori has not fixed the bug. https://t.co/MuK7Kzs3Nl https://t.co/s916xoQqnh
This is not how one should use an LLC. https://t.co/YoDaroWpIX