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.*


Technology Underpinning Cyber Intelligence

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
Technology Underpinning Cyber-Intelligence will begin by introducing the main principles of cryptography to initially build a solid foundation. Slowly we will progress to develop some of the major technical pillars that rest on this foundation, including; financial technology, Big Data, Machine Learning and later diving deeply into digital currencies and digital ledgers, computer viruses, Malware and automation. Finally, we will tie all this knowledge into a heuristic overview of the cyber-intelligence industry and the major public and private players and how they collaboratively work together to form a defensive and in some cases offensive capabilities. – Charles Chen is the Director of Artificial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of State.

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Cyber Critical Infrastructure

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
Learn the components of a successful cyber security program from a people, process, and technology perspective in this virtual seminar. Focusing on people, the student will learn how to address cyber security challenges from a business/mission perspective. The student 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. – Roman Etebar is the managing partner of Adroit Edge.

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Cyber Intelligence Overview

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
The Cyber intelligence Overview presents the acquisition and analysis of information to identify, track, and predict cyber capabilities, intentions, and activities. Learn how to add value to the information and to present courses of action, that can be acted upon, to the decision-maker. Understand the traditional intelligence tradecraft and how it is used in the cyber world to assess cyber threats, for intelligence analysis, and for counterintelligence. Learn about different types of cyber threat actors: state, non-state, and rogue actors. Get exposure to future innovations that are changing the cyber intelligence landscape. – Paul M. Davis is Vice President of Government Business Development at SecureDAM and Founder and President of JANUS Think.

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Cyber Strategy Development

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
The Cyber Intelligence Initiative (CII) Cyber Strategy Development (CSD) seminar provides students with a broad exposure to concepts and practices in the fields of strategy, planning, cyberspace, and intelligence. Students will examine, evaluate, and discuss existing cyber strategies and learn how to craft their own. – Joe Billingsley is Founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA).

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Cyber Intelligence Professional

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
The Cyber Intelligence Professional webinar develops the foundation of knowledge and competency across several disciplines in cyber intelligence that are necessary for success in this field. The webinar reviews the elements of cyber intelligence and how they are applied in the commercial and government space. The webinar develops an understanding of fundamentals and the integration of those fundamentals and the strategic, operational and tactical considerations required to implement a program. This interdisciplinary program addresses the knowledge, skills and competencies essential to for today’s Cyber Intelligence Professional. – Charles Chen is the Director of Artificial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of State.

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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: