Cyber Intelligence is your gateway to cyber threat preparedness.

Regardless of your background, apply your experience in a program that is the next step after cyber security. The Cyber Intelligence Initiative offers thought provoking concepts presented by professionals who have done what they are teaching.


Ci2 offers professional education courses on topics like cyber intelligence analysis, cyber terrorism, and cyber strategy development.

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About the Cyber Intelligence Initiative

The Cyber Intelligence Initiative leverages intelligence methods to enhance cybersecurity

The IWP Cyber Intelligence Initiative (Ci2) is a professional education program of The Institute of World Politics. IWP Ci2 was 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 illustrate how to address these human vulnerabilities by using intelligence and counterintelligence methods to increase security and reduce business risk.

Ci2 offers professional development seminars on topics relating to cyber intelligence. Sample topics include cyber strategy development, cyber intelligence analysis, and protective security through counterintelligence.

Ci2 programs aim to help professionals find career placement and advancement in the field of cyber intelligence and to help leaders protect their organizations.

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What is Cyber Intelligence?

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1: PRODUCT a) 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; b) 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 c) the use of protective security and counterintelligence methods to protect digital property and assets; 2: PROCESS a) 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 b) distinguishing between technical and human vulnerabilities and the use of both defensive and offensive counterintelligence concepts to address the latter.

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

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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.

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R. James Woolsey Former Director of Central Intelligence

"The Institute’s superb curriculum and fine faculty, with excellent backgrounds in both government and the academic world, create a well-integrated program that produces professionals well-grounded in the real world of security and foreign affairs, and in the underlying history, principles, and ethical issues of statecraft."

Cagney Capps All Source Analyst at United States Air Force

“More than the conversation provoking lessons, the key speakers helped the students 'hack' their way into understanding the role of cyber from both a private sector and government perspective.”

Mike Moore Intelligence Analyst at Advanced Resource Technologies, Inc.

"Through the Cyber Intelligence Initiative, I have studied how effective and damaging cyber attacks can be. It was interesting to discover the means and methods of how countries conduct cyber operations. The new battlefields are in the cyber realm; knowing about what other countries are doing in the cyber realm is half the battle."

Tanner Carter United States Merchant Marine Academy

“While working within the Cyber Intelligence Initiative program at IWP, I was able to research and learn about a topic that is beginning to have a major impact on the modern world. In just a few short weeks, I had the opportunity to work with and talk to some of the nation’s leading experts in the Cyber Intelligence community, which is a valuable experience that I will be able to carry with me throughout my career.”

Kelsey O’Connor American University: School of International Service

"Working with the Cyber Intelligence Initiative was an incredible experience that opened my eyes to the world of cyber and its implications towards national security now and in the future."

Ashley Catania International Relations: Strategic Intelligence

"The Cyber Intelligence team has been an incredible experience and has guided me in developing a greater understanding of the expanding cyber realm. It provided me opportunities to engage with cyber professionals through conferences, have hands-on experiences with various softwares, and set me on a path to continually engage with cyber in the future."

Joseph Meehan Engineering Student at Santa Clara University

"The Cyber Intelligence Initiative was an excellent educational experience, both on a technical and a personal level. The process had numerous advantages in the forms of available resources and technical familiarity from Instructors who currently work at tech companies."

William Quigley United States Merchant Marine Academy

“The IWP Cyber Intelligence internship provided an invaluable opportunity to learn about the intelligence community and its operations. I am grateful to have had an experience I won’t forget for my internship.”

Cagney Capps All Source Analyst at United States Air Force

“In a time of abundant tactical cyber training and education, the Institute’s cyber strategy course was central in providing me with a sense of the strategic impact of the cyber domain.”

Valerie Bowman United States Merchant Marine Academy

"The Cyber Intelligence Initiative at The Institute of World Politics opened my eyes to the countless threats we are all vulnerable to and ill prepared to defend ourselves against. Before participating in this program, I was unaware of how advantageous it is to combat cyber threats by incorporating the use of intelligence. Not only did I learn a great deal on this subject matter, my mind set was altered and thought processes expanded as well."

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