Cyber Intelligence Initiative LogoStudy 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. Our upcoming seminars are listed below.*

Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
This virtual seminar will provide a fundamental understanding of how artificial intelligence and cyber tools will affect the global battlefield in the years to come. The seminar will begin by exploring the current status of artificial intelligence technology, the published cyber capabilities of international actors, and the current United States cyber strategy. Then the seminar will take 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.– Fritz Barth currently supports the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in the management of defense intelligence priorities.

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Cyber Terrorism

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
This course is designed to provide national security and cyber intelligence professionals like you with an understanding of cyber terrorism. You will learn to dissect the motive, means, and opportunity for the use of cyber to commit crimes, cause terror, and undermine national security. You will also gain knowledge of cyber tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by cyber criminals and cyber terrorists. – Paul M. Davis is Vice President of Government Business Development at SecureDAM and Founder and President of JANUS Think.

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Cyber Intelligence and Statecraft

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
This virtual seminar steps away from the stove-piped approaches of specific federal agencies and provides a versatile toolkit for analyzing international incidents (both real-time incidents and potential future attacks) which impact our national security. The course addresses seminal works which drive current and future policy, discusses gaps in international law and agreements, and explores how the dearth of a common lexicon for engaging and speaking about global incidents is tantamount to a barrier for businesses, decision-makers, policy leaders, organization leads, media, and those service members and civilians on the daily front lines of both government and private industry cyber threat response and management. – Sana Saleh is a Director with the Department of Homeland Security.

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Enterprise Threat Modeling

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
This virtual seminar will examine the concepts, techniques, and primary goals of threat modeling. The course will introduce the value of techniques and strategies within threat modeling and will complete an exercise to understand and implement a threat model based on the data and information collected. Threat models and techniques that will be introduced include: understanding the goals and strategic perspective in using threat models on an Enterprise System, a basic conceptual understanding of cybersecurity and data protection, a general understanding of the impact of data compromise from a statecraft and/or global perspective, and the primary goals of threat modeling. – Charles Chen is the Director of Artificial Intelligence at U.S. Department of State.

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Counterintelligence and Cyber Technology

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
This webinar is an introduction to the Technology that supports Cyber-Intelligence, what makes up a solid cybersecurity foundation, and a heuristic overview of the cyber-intelligence industry. Paul M. Davis is Vice President of Government Business Development at SecureDAM and Founder and President of JANUS Think.

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Virtual Skills Analysis

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
Vital Skills Analysis (VSA) introduces students to the skills required to conduct all-source cyber intelligence analysis, with emphasis on predictive techniques. It begins by introducing students to the basic principles of intelligence analysis, and then how those principles are applied using practical assignments. Students will select open-source cyber topics, research the information, and learn to write assessments. Through this methodology, students will learn the format for writing one-page assessments, quick briefings of senior leaders, and defending their work. VSA serves as a common foundation for developing analytic skills in accordance with the standards and practices currently in use in the intelligence community. – Brian Lane is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with more than fifteen years of experience in the maritime and intelligence communities.

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International Law Governing Cyber Operations

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
This virtual seminar on “Introduction to the International Law Governing Cyber Operations” will address the international law appropriate to the evolving frontier of offensive cyber capabilities. In particular, the course is designed with an emphasis on Russian cyber activity and subsequent U.S. policy debates and responses. As the course progresses, students will be challenged and grapple with defining standards for the behavior of states in cyberspace that is in line with international law. Subsequently, students will examine tension areas in U.S.-Russian relations and learn how cyber capabilities affect interstate issues, both old and new. – Ethan Burger is a Washington D.C.- based international attorney and educator with a background in cybersecurity, transnational financial crime, and Russian legal matters.

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*Please note that these seminars are not being offered for academic credit through IWP. If you are interested in our academic programs, here are some helpful links: