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Training and Education for the Cyber Intelligence Workforce

Thu, Oct 29, 2015, 11:30am - 1:30pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Training and Education for the Cyber Intelligence Workforce

Dr. Ron Sanders – Vice President and Fellow, Booz Allen Hamilton
Col. Robert Morris – Principal, Cyber Operations, SAIC
Mr. Ron Carback – Defense Intelligence Officer for Cyber, DIA
Ms. Michelle Watson – Vice President of Corporate Relations, IWP

and moderator
Terry Roberts – Co-Chair, INSA Cyber Council; Founder and President, WhiteHawk, Inc.

Thursday, October 29
11:30 AM-1:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


This event is part of The Cyber Intelligence Discussion Series co-hosted by The Institute of World Politics and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA).

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About this event

Cybersecurity education and training programs have proliferated throughout the U.S. in response to the growing hazards of malicious cyber activity, yet only a handful offer a specific course in cyber intelligence. With few specified career paths or systematic curricula in cyber intelligence, the current array of roles, skills, preparation and standards among cyber intelligence professionals is varied at best. Panelists will discuss the way forward to establish a replicable training and education approach that encompasses the technical and nontechnical competencies of the field, as well as other formal and informal opportunities from which the cyber intelligence profession may develop.

Focus Questions

– What kind of opportunities are there presently for a student interested in cyber intelligence as a career choice?
– What kind of functional job titles would a cyber intelligence curriculum prepare students for?
– What is the role of academic institutions in developing cyber intelligence professions?
– How should a cyber intelligence curriculum be balanced between “hard” and “soft” competencies (eg. intelligence analysis and computer programming)?

About the lecture series 

The Cyber Intelligence Discussion Series, co-hosted by The Institute of World Politics (IWP) and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), will examine the emergent discipline of cyber intelligence as an integral component of organizational cybersecurity and how the public, private and academic sectors are fostering the development of this nascent field. The discussions, to be held each Thursday in October in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), will include remarks by leading professionals from government, the private sector and academia. IWP and INSA encourage attendees to continue the discussion on Twitter with the hashtag #cyberintel.