Cyber Intelligence Initiative

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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 practitioners and companies better understand the intersection between cyberspace, intelligence, counterintelligence, and national security and how to use intelligence to develop policies and operations that proactively increase security and reduce business risk.

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cy · ber  in · tel · li · gence \ ˈsībər inˈteləjəns \ 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  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.