Earn your Certification in Cyber Intelligence through the Institute of World Politics! Our Cyber Intelligence Initiative is a unique professional education program teaching business and government executives how to utilize intelligence tools and cyber capabilities to protect their organizations proactively. Courses begin in 2019 and run through 2020.

Register for all five seminars to receive a 20% discount and a Certification in Cyber Intelligence. The seminars may also be taken individually.

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Insider Threats and Cyber AnalysisInsider Threats and Cyber Analysis: November 18, 2019

When: Monday, November 18, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Where: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Cost: $1,000 per person (20% discount when you register for all five seminars)
What this includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, and a day of seminars with expert instructors

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Cyber Intelligence for Insider Threats

This seminar will focus on the approach for the identification and mitigation of insider threats. Insider threats are those who have access and through actions unwittingly or wittingly compromise or threaten organizational mission effectiveness. The seminar will cover the various forms of actors (both state and non-state), their motivations, and their methodologies (both technical and increasingly non-technical) that they employ. Then the seminar will address the policies and legal framework for prevention, through the implementation of an effective multi-disciplinary mitigation security strategy.

Chris KayInstructor: Chris Kay

Chris Kay is a Senior Policy Advisor, retired Naval Officer, and IWP alumnus with over two decades of management expertise in national security strategy and policy, analysis, international engagement, information warfare, trusted secure communications systems, and information assurance.

Vital Cyber Analysis Skills

Provides vital skills for analysts, beginning with the fundamentals of intelligence analysis and then applying those foundational skills to the cyber domain. Also covered:

  • Intelligence cycle
  • OODA loop
  • Different methodologies
  • Probability rationale
  • Structured analytic techniques
  • Predictive intelligence writing and briefing.

This seminar/briefing will enable the student to develop a familiarity with writing short, bottom line up front (BLUF) products, briefing their predictive assessments, and defending those conclusions.

Instructor: Brian Lane

Brian Lane is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with more than fifteen years of experience in the maritime and intelligence communities.  He has authored hundreds of finished intelligence products. Brian has extensive experience using all source methodologies to conduct advanced maritime analysis on the movement of CBRNE cargoes (both illicit and state to state), oil and gas, intermodal cargoes, and other maritime topics of interest. He has equivalent expertise in evaluating, planning, and executing exercises to test both DoD and commercial plans and systems. Brian pioneered some of the advanced analytic methodologies still in use in the Intelligence Community today for maritime domain awareness.


Cyber Statecraft and Counterintelligence Cyber TechnologyCyber Statecraft and Counterintelligence Cyber Technology: January 27, 2020

When: Monday, January 27, 2020, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Where: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Cost: $1,000 per person (20% discount when you register for all five seminars)
What this includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, and a day of seminars with expert instructors

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Cyber Intelligence and Statecraft

Crisis at the speed of Code: This seminar examines the most salient national security crises and dilemmas intersecting with the grey areas of cybersecurity. It will consider the nexus to private sector engagement and the need for refinement of current policies, laws, and norms to better reflect creative activities of state and non-state actors in the cyber domain, particularly concerning espionage, the commission of financial crime, and the role of non-state actors, surrogates, or cyber mercenaries.

Sana SalehInstructor: Sana Saleh

Ms. Saleh is currently lending her national security, cyber policy, strategic development, legal, and management consulting expertise to the Department of Homeland Security as a Director. Previously, she was Special Advisor to four-star Pentagon leadership within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and prior to that, Office of the Secretary of the Army. She is a public policy influencer who has worked with and been invited to speak at Beltway think tanks, private sector roundtables, NATO, and Oxford University.

Counterintelligence Cyber Technology

This seminar initially introduces the main principles of cryptography to build a solid foundation.  The seminar will cover some of the major technical pillars that rest on this foundation, including financial technology, Big Data, Machine Learning. The seminar will later dive deeply into digital currencies and digital ledgers, computer viruses, Malware, and automation. The seminar will tie all this knowledge into a heuristic overview of the cyber intelligence industry, its major public and private players, and how they collaboratively work together to form defensive and, in some cases, offensive capabilities.

Ray KochInstructor: Ray Koch

Ray Koch is an analytical, visionary, and articulate senior IT leader with 15 years of experience, including 7 years in management delivering cutting edge solutions. Ray produces high metric results using Agile methodologies and consistently meets project deadlines. He manages high-performing and resilient cloud applications by employing sound cloud architectural design patterns and implementing effective cybersecurity policies. Ray has been in commercial firms and large consulting organizations.


Cyber Critical Infrastructure and Legal Constraints on Cyber OperationsCyber Critical Infrastructure and Legal Constraints on Cyber Operations: March 23, 2020

When: Monday, March 23, 2020, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Where: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Cost: $1,000 per person (20% discount when you register for all five seminars)
What this includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, and a day of seminars with expert instructors

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Cyber Critical Infrastructure

Will teach the components of a successful cyber security program from a people, process, and technology perspective. Focusing on people, the student will learn how to address cyber security challenges from a business / mission perspective. Will learn how to work with technical and business teams to address critical cyber hygiene issues. When addressing process, the student will learn how to develop policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards that are effective and support their organization’s mission.

Darren DeathInstructor: Darren Death

Mr. Death is an information security professional with a 17-year technology career supporting the private and public sector alike. He has worked for organizations such as the Department of Justice, Library of Congress, and the Federal Emergency Management Association. Currently, Mr. Death works as a Chief Information Security Officer, responsible for the Enterprise Information Security program. Mr. Death published a book, Information Security Handbook.

The International Legal Constraints on Cyber Operations

Cyber capabilities have fundamentally changed the nature of international “armed” conflict but have not done away with the underlying principles of international law.  While there is general agreement that long-standing international legal principles and norms of armed conflict survive technological change, there is no consensus among experts about how these rules apply to cyber operations.

This session will provide an overview of issues such as:

  • Sovereignty
  • Prohibition of intervention
  • The use of force
  • Attribution
  • Cyber espionage
  • International humanitarian law.

The discussion examines the interplay between the use of offensive cyber-capability and international law that national security managers must understand.

Ethan BurgerInstructor: Ethan S. Burger, Esq.

Ethan S. Burger, Esq., is a Washington-based international legal consultant and educator.  His areas of interest include corporate governance, transnational crime (corruption, cybercrime, and money laundering), and Russian affairs.  After working as an attorney on Russian commercial, investment, and risk issues, he segued into academic, research, and advisory roles https://www.linkedin.com/in/ethansb/).  He has taught at Vilnius University about cybersecurity issues while on a Fulbright Foundation grant and participated in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence’s seminar on the international law governing cyber operations.   He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.


Artificial Intelligence and Threat IntelligenceArtificial Intelligence and Threat Intelligence: May 25, 2020

When: Monday, May 25, 2020, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Where: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Cost: $1,000 per person (20% discount when you register for all five seminars)
What this includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, and a day of seminars with expert instructors

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Artificial Intelligence

This seminar will provide a fundamental understanding of how artificial intelligence and cyber tools will affect the global battlefield in the years to come.  Beginning by exploring the current status of artificial intelligence technology, the published cyber capabilities of international actors, and the current United States cyber strategy. Then a look at the projected abilities of artificial intelligence and its implications for warfare, based on released statements by both the private sector and government actors. This seminar is about the upcoming role of artificial intelligence as it applies to cyber strategy and national defense.

Sam ChughtaiInstructor: Sam Chughtai

Mr. Chughtai has served as a U.S. State Department Advisor and was the recipient of the Microsoft Military Affairs Award for Veterans Recruitment. He serves as an Adjunct Professor for UW Bothell School of Business and the Seattle University School of Law. Mr. Chughtai dedicates his time as a board member for Attain Housing and as a Council Chair for the Pacific Northwest Cybersecurity Business Leadership Council at the University of Washington. He is globally recognized for his work with some of the world’s leading organizations, including IBM, Microsoft, KPMG, Accenture, and U.S. Federal & State Governments in Cybersecurity, Privacy, Digital Innovation, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech & Smart Cities.

Threat Intelligence

This seminar introduces threat analysis and cyber threat analysis as a function of government and business threat intelligence. It is a primer on methods and means of cyber intrusion in an attempt to garner information and how to detect and mitigate the impact. It will provide an understanding of intelligence gathering and the intelligence cycle, and it will bridge the traditional intelligence tradecraft methods and how they are used in cyber threat intelligence.

Paul DavisInstructor: Paul Davis

Mr. Davis is the owner of JANUSThink, an IT innovation consulting firm, and he serves as the VP of Business Development. He has over 30 years of combined business and intelligence operations experience. His intelligence work began as a tactical military intelligence analyst concentrating on the Soviet Union, followed by North Korea and the Middle East. Mr. Davis was a senior counterintelligence analyst for the U.S. government and has been a consultant on numerous vertical areas and has then published a number of reports. Mr. Davis consults with several small businesses and writes a number of articles for foreign and domestic outlets on issues ranging from foreign policy to politics.


Cyberspace and Cyber IntelligenceCyberspace and Cyber Intelligence: July 20, 2020

When: Monday, July 20, 2020, 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Where: The Institute of World Politics, 1521 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Cost: $1,000 per person (20% discount when you register for all five seminars)
What this includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, and a day of seminars with expert instructors

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Overview of the Cyberspace Domain

An introduction to the various elements of cyberspace and their potential role in intelligence.

Joe BillingsleyInstructor: Joseph Billingsley

Joe Billingsley is an adjunct professor and advisor of the Cyber Intelligence Initiative at The Institute of World Politics, Director of Strategic Engagement at the College of Information and Cyberspace at National Defense University, founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association, adjunct faculty at the George Washington University, Advisor of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, Fellow at the Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation, and Special Advisor of the peer-reviewed journal Military Cyber Affairs. Read more

Cyber Intelligence: Life Cycle, Tradecraft, Operations, HUMINT

This session will cover the following topics: Cyber Intelligence Flow, Understanding the Threat – An Old Tradecraft, Human Intent, Intelligence Coming Together, From Raw Data to Actionable Intelligence, Information As a Target (Information Warfare Concept), Purpose Of Intelligence, and Intelligence Driving Operations.

Paul de SouzaInstructor: Paul de Souza

Mr. Paul de Souza is the founder of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), he serves as an advisor for the MCPA (Military Cyber Professionals Association), and he is a recipient of the Order of Thor Medal. Paul serves as a CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence & Organized Crime Research) Visiting Researcher at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Guest Lecturer at The Swedish Defence University (SEDU) Försvarshögskolanand, on The Institute of World Politics Board of Advisors for the Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2) in Washington, D.C.; as a Negev Hi-Tech Faculty Startup Accelerator Advisor for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel (INSS) – Cyber Security and Military & Strategic affairs Programs, and completed the Executive Certificate Program in Counter-Terrorism Studies from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel.

He served as a Federal Director of Training and Education for Norman Data Defense Systems, and he is faculty at George Washington University.

Mr. de Souza has over 20 years of cybersecurity experience and has worked as the Chief Security Engineer for AT&T, where he designed and approved secure networks for MSS (Managed Security Services). Mr. de Souza also worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and US Robotics as a security engineer. He has consulted for several governments, military organizations, and private institutions across the globe.

Mr. de Souza has a Master’s in National Security Studies (MA) with a concentration in Terrorism from American Military University, West Virginia VA.