The IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative is an executive education program of The Institute of World Politics. Ci2 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. Learn more

Dean Lane to speak about the future of cybersecurity at ISSA

The National Capital Chapter of The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has invited IWP’s Senior Vice President for Cyber Intelligence, Dean Lane, to be the guest speaker at their monthly meeting this May, where he will discuss “The Next Big Thing In Cyber Security.” Captain Lane intends to speak about issues regarding the latest technological…

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Dean Lane discusses cyber intelligence at CISO event

On Tuesday, December 10, IWP Senior Vice President for Cyber Intelligence Dean Lane gave remarks on “Bringing Intelligence to Cyber Security” at the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Summit in Washington, D.C. In his talk, Captain Lane reviewed the concept of cyber intelligence and a case study involving the CIA foiling an attempt of the…

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Darren Death discusses Zero Trust at ACT-IAC event

On October 22nd, 2019, Darren Death, an instructor for the IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative, gave a talk at Themes Theater about Zero Trust at an event organized by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC).  Mr. Death and his fellow panelists spoke about demystifying concepts around zero trust, the state of the industry around zero trust, and how zero trust…

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Cybersecurity: The Achilles Heel of Today’s Global Law Departments

This article was co-authored by Ethan Burger, an instructor with IWP’s Cyber Intelligence Initiative, where he teaches a seminar on The International Legal Constraints on Cyber Operations.  The relationship with outside counsel and fear of shareholder lawsuits tend to dissuade corporations from pursuing viable cybersecurity-related malpractice claims against their law firms. However, as global enterprises…

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Darren Death discusses Zero Trust cybersecurity on Government Matters

In a recent interview for Government Matters, IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2) instructor Darren Death discussed the concept of “Zero Trust” cybersecurity. Steven Hernandez, chief information security officer at the Department of Education, was also a part of the discussion. Zero Trust is a holistic strategy whereby an organization develops protocols to protect its data…

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Cyber Embassy Night September 2019

White House cyber team discusses national strategy at IWP

Photo above (left to right): Frank Marlo (Dean of Academic Affairs at IWP), Jaisha Wary (Director for International Cyber Policy at the National Security Council), Kevin Reifsteck (Director for Cybersecurity at the National Security Council), Sean Plankey (Director for Cyber Policy at the National Security Council), and Dean Lane (Senior Vice President for Cyber Intelligence…

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The Foundations Of Implementing A Zero Trust Architecture

The article below was written by Darren Death, an instructor for IWP’s Cyber Intelligence Initiative.  “Zero trust” has gained a lot of attention, and for good reason. Information security architectures have struggled to keep pace with the threat landscape and have not supplied organizations with a successful mechanism to protect itself from external and internal…

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