About us

The DISARM Foundation works to maintain, enhance, promote and support the DISARM Framework – open-source and community-led.

the role of the foundation

What we do

Maintain and enhance

The Framework Governance Board will be pivotal to keeping the Framework 'open' and held in common by the wider disinformation responder community.

Users will take copies (or ‘forks’) of the Framework. With these, they can amend or add to the code, in order to better address their own specific challenges.

We encourage users to share their work, so that the community — through the Board — can agree which enhancements are added back into the ‘master’ version, for the benefit of all. And we will continue to make the Framework ever more accessible and easy to use.

Promote and support

The Foundation is here to enable and empower organizations and networks of organizations.  We aim to play our part in encouraging a stronger ‘network of networks’ that is capable of fast and effective responses to disinformation.

It is through and with this network of networks that we will seek to promote the Framework and establish the means supporting its use.

Frequently asked questions about DISARM.

Funding and partnership

We are immensely grateful to the many who have played a part in bringing the DISARM Framework and DISARM Foundation to life:  Alliance4Europe, Alfred Landecker Foundation, Credibility Coalition, CogSec Collaborative, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Florida International University, The MITRE Corporation and Public Democracy.
About our Partners and our collaboration

who are we

Our team

Jon Brewer

Executive Director

Jon is a strategist and connector, having worked across the UK public sector, NGOs, social enterprises and B2B tech start-ups and larger scale commercial enterprises. He is passionate about unlocking collaboration, where joining people up and cooperative effort is essential to achieving important, shared goals. Jon has led sales, marketing, partnership, channel and fundraising teams, as well as projects to improve corporate systems and processes. He has co-founded charities, including one in the area of ‘tech for good’, helping nonprofits improve their effectiveness through technology, as well as creating technology for a social purpose. Jon’s Masters Degree in Marketing centred on ‘Public Purpose Marketing’ and cross-sector collaboration, and he has extended this theme throughout his working life – including in his previous role as Development Director at the Global Cyber Alliance.

Dr. Pablo Breuer


Dr. Pablo Breuer is an executive director for enterprise security architecture at Morgan Stanley, a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center and twenty-two-year veteran of the U.S. Navy with tours including the military director of the U.S. Special Operations Command Donovan Group and senior military advisor and innovation officer to SOFWERX, the National Security Agency, and U.S. Cyber Command as well as being the Director of C4 at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. He is a DoD Cyber Cup and Defcon Black Badge winner and has been on the faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School, National University, California State University Monterey Bay, as well as a Visiting Scientist at Carnegie Mellon CERT/SEI. Pablo is also a co-founder of the Cognitive Security Collaborative, and co-author of the DISARM Framework.

Omri Preiss


Omri Preiss is the managing director of the non-profit Alliance4Europe, and a founding board member of the DISARM Foundation, which oversees the Disinformation Analysis and Risk Management framework of disinformation and defense tactics. He has worked in EU policy-making, as well as advocacy, and campaigning on issues of democracy and human rights.

Stephen Campbell

Chief Technology Officer

Stephen H. Campbell specializes in researching and defending against asymmetric cyber, cognitive, and physical threats. As founder of Non-State Threat Intelligence, advisor to Eosedge Legal, and lead social media threat hunter for Sports-ISAO, he encourages clients to take an intelligence-led approach toward assessing and mitigating the risk of cyberattacks, digital manipulation, and violent extremism. Stephen has a combined 40 years’ experience in the fields of information technology and international security studies, as a programmer, analyst, product manager, trainer, researcher, curriculum developer, and virtual CISO. He is the inventor of the patent-pending CyberGaps® methodology for identifying, prioritizing and remediating gaps in an organization’s cyber defenses.

Victoria Smith

Chief Strategist

Victoria is an experienced analyst and researcher, and has previously worked for the BBC, the UK public sector and as a non-Resident Senior Research Analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations. Her recent work has focussed on the challenges faced by the community countering disinformation, and developing guidance on how to study, report on and attribute disinformation operations. In 2022, Victoria founded DisinfoDocket - a newsletter curating information-operation related news, academic research, events and jobs.


Influence Operations Analyst

Adam is a real human person who doesn't like it when people try to manipulate others. During COVID lockdowns, Adam combined their background in Psychology and experience in the Cyber Threat Intelligence industry to analyze and archive techniques used in influence operations, with the goal of helping people better understand how they were being manipulated online. Adam prioritizes clarity, authenticity and accessibility in their work, and likes to help protect people from online harms in whatever way possible.

Hallie Stern

Disinformation Strategist

Hallie Stern works as a Digital Identity and Technology Strategy consultant in Washington DC. She holds an M.S. from NYU in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime, where she focused on The Human Side of Cyber Conflict and explored the impact of technology as a social weapon. Previous work includes The Global Disinformation Index and UMD START. Prior to her studies in disinformation and influence operations, Hallie traveled the world studying communication across borders in Africa, the Mediterranean, and South East Asia, while working with her company - Mad Mirror Media - to help entrepreneurs better navigate their digital environments.