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Cyber Intelligence Initiative

Cyber Intelligence is your gateway to cyber threat preparedness.

The IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative is an executive education program of The Institute of World Politics. CII was designed by business leaders and national security experts to help practitioners and companies better understand how to use intelligence to develop policies and operations that proactively increase security and reduce business risk.

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Our Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2): preparing today’s leaders to meet tomorrow’s threats.

Why enroll in our Cyber Intelligence Initiative webinars?

 We created our Ci2 professional education program to teach business and government executives how to utilize intelligence tools and cyber capabilities. Once armed with this knowledge, these professionals are ready to protect their organizations from cyber threats proactively.

Our is not solely academic knowledge; it was designed by top security experts to educate government and corporate leaders to uncover, respond, and protect their organizations in today’s increasingly complex cyber intelligence landscape. They impart knowledge through our professional education seminars on topics like cyber intelligence analysis, cyber terrorism, and cyber strategy development. Our seminars include Cyber Security and incorporate elements of Intelligence and Statecraft.

Certification in Cyber Intelligence
Cyber Embassy Night with Daniel Bagge, Czech Cyber Attache to the US. Photo by Katie Persons Lewis
Above: Daniel Bagge, Czech Cyber Attaché to the US and Canada, spoke at an IWP Cyber Embassy Night in 2019.
About the Cyber Intelligence Initiative

A virtual series that leverages intelligence methods that enhance cybersecurity

The IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2) is designed by business leaders and national security experts to help both government and corporate executives better understand the intelligence and counterintelligence aspects of cyber security.

Cyber vulnerabilities are usually understood to be technical ones that require technological solutions. However, at least half of cyber vulnerabilities are human, including a lack of threat awareness, poor computer hygiene, and ignorance of how hostile intelligence organizations operate and exploit human failings. Ci2 will provide a blueprint on how to address these human vulnerabilities to increase security and reduce business risk.

Our Ci2 seminars incorporate elements of Intelligence and Statecraft that go beyond traditional classroom content. Once armed with this knowledge, our attendees are ready to find career placement and advancement in the field of cyber intelligence and proactively protect their organizations from cyber threats.

Each seminar in our program series focuses on a topic relating to cyber intelligence, cyber strategy development, cyber intelligence analysis, and protective security through counterintelligence. Attendees may register for a single seminar or complete the whole series. The series repeats to allow for entry into the program at any time. IWP is developing a Cyber Intelligence Certification for those who complete the entire series of courses.


Cyber Intelligence Courses

Ci2 offers the following professional development courses:

  • Cyber Critical Infrastructure
  • Cyber Intelligence for Insider Threats
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Vital Cyber Analysis Skills
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Cyber International Relations and Statecraft
  • Counter Intelligence Cyber Technology
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Cyber Strategy Development
  • Legal Dimensions of Russian-U.S. Interactions in Cyberspace

Contact: Dean Lane (408) 623-9038

Joe Billingsley
“We must build this small but growing social network of those engaged in and around the rapidly evolving state of cyber diplomacy.” -Joe Billingsley, Cyber Intelligence Instructor, IWP Adjunct Professor
Above: John Scimone, who was serving as SVP and Global Chief Information Security Officer with Sony Group, spoke at a Cyber Intelligence Initiative seminar.

Tailored Programs in Cyber Intelligence

Not all organizations are alike. Each has a unique mission, function, and critical data or intellectual property that needs to be protected.

We provide a variety of seminars and customized sessions that address specific aspects of our customers’ needs. Our clients come to us because of our unique depth and breadth of experience in cyber intelligence and counterintelligence.

Work with us to design the program that fits the needs of your organization.

What is Cyber Intelligence?

  • Assessment of an adversary’s capabilities, intentions and activities resulting from the collection, processing, integration, analysis, and interpretation of information needed to secure digital property and assets;
  • Evidence-based knowledge, including context, mechanisms, indicators, implications, and actionable advice about an existing or emerging menace or hazard that can be used to enhance threat awareness and inform decisions on how to respond to that menace or hazard; and
  • The use of protective security and counterintelligence methods to protect digital property and assets;
  • The collecting and processing (including pattern analysis) of relevant cyber information — including the intentions, capabilities, opportunities, and cyber operations of foreign countries, non-state actors, and their agents — which is needed by governments for their national security policies and by non-governmental organizations for their business and other purposes; and
  • Distinguishing between technical and human vulnerabilities and the use of both defensive and offensive counterintelligence concepts to address the latter.