Strategic Intelligence Analysis Warning Intelligence

Strategic Intelligence Analysis Warning Intelligence

Course Information

This course takes from the best of the intelligence community, academia, years of hands-on activities to move your cyber threat intelligence program to a sustainable model adding real value to all stakeholders. We set students up for success building a model that moves cyber threat intelligence functions to the role of trusted advisor assisting in business decision-making. The course not only educates the student but prepares the student to educate leadership, integrate into corporate business processes, while delivering timely intelligence.  We help students get to the point where they really understand the challenges of corporate decision-makers using inside and outside sources.

The course is timely, contextually needed, and moves the market while establishing the cyber threat intelligence analyst as a true discipline greatly needed in all corporate environments.

How is this course different from the Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst – Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Certification course?

We found a need to assist organizations best understand the strategic functions of intelligence. Although there is some overlap in this course, the course goes into greater depth expanding well beyond traditional IT-type threat intelligence building the foundation for supporting decision-making outside of IT.  There is some review for those who have taken previous Treadstone 71 courses but this course is the natural next steps in establishing a resilience, and sustainable cyber threat intelligence program. The course moves the functions and capabilities to a valid corporate asset.

Will the course offer the same types of hands-on exercises that make Treadstone 71 training the gold standard?

We definitely deliver several hands-on exercises complete with templates and examples. Our intent is to send each student back to their corporate environments armed with the knowledge necessary to immediately enhance their existing programs or, start new programs with a foundation rooted in excellence.

Data, Information, Knowledge and Intelligence The Role of Warning Intelligence
Knowledge Generation Key Warning Factors in Preparations
Explicitly versus Tacit Knowledge What Is Warning?
Principles of Knowledge Management Intentions versus Capabilities
Monitoring your Business Environment   The function of Warning Intelligence
Analysis Projects   Indicators and Indications
Analysis Cycle   Strategic versus Tactical Warning
Briefing   What is a Warning?
  The Management Brief   Warning as an Assessment of Probabilities
  Starting the Project    Warning as a Judgment for the Stakeholder
  Project Brief Checklist Indicator Lists: Compiling Indications
Collection Planning Fundamentals of Indications Analysis
  Attributes of Sources - Source-Centered Collection Plan Compiling Indications
  The Collection Plan Use of Indicator Lists
  Segmentation of Sources Extracting Indications Data
  Valuation of Sources The Nature of Cyber Indicators
     Separating Rumor from Fact Cyber Indications and Warnings
     Using Social Media like a Police Scanner The Nature of Cyber Indicators
     Monitoring and Verifying Importance of Cyber Indicators
     Image Verification Indications Chronology
     Video Verification Specifics of the Analytical Method
   Using the Crowd Presumption of Surprise
   Verification Process and Checklists Scope of Relevant Information
      Verification Tools Objectivity and Realism
  Intelligence Requirements Need to Reach Immediate Conclusions
    Prioritization Inference, Deduction and Induction
    Essential Elements of Information Acceptance of New Data
    Indicators Understanding How the Adversary Thinks
    Specific Information Requirements Consideration of Various Hypotheses
  Glossary and Taxonomy How Might they Go to Cyber War?
  Mission and Requirements Management Order of Cyber Battle Analysis in a Crisis Situation
  Tools to Use Cyber Order of Battle Methods
  Data to Collect Analysis of Cyber Mobilization
  Iterative and Continuous Feedback Loop Recognition of Cyber Buildup
 The Data Collection Plan Preparation for Cyber Warfare
 Executing the Plan Key Warning Factors in Preparations
Collection from Friendly or Neutral Sources The preoccupation of Leadership / Stakeholders
  HUMINT Cyber Readiness
  Free-flow (Cooperation, rules, benefits, risks & issues, analysis) Exercises for Preparation versus Cyber Deployment
  Interviewing (Cooperation, rules, benefits, risks & issues, analysis) Magnitude and Redundancy of Preparations
  Sampling (Cooperation, rules, benefits, risks & issues) Cyber Wargaming
  Networking (Cooperation, rules, benefits, risks & issues) What is a Cyber Wargame
  Protecting your Sources  Why run a Cyber Wargame
  Across Cultural Barriers Objectives
Collecting from Unsuspecting Sources Success Factors
  Passive Collection Common flow
  Elicitation (Cooperation, rules, benefits, risks & issues) Common problems in setting up and running
  Elicitor - Qualities - Cyber Appearance STEMPLES Plus
Collection from Public Domain  Social, Technical, Economic, Military, Political, Legislative, Educational, Security
  Anatomy of OSINT Plus (Demographic, Religion, Psychological, catchall)
Spelling, Singular/Plural, Acronyms, Jargon, History, Synonyms, Quasi-Synonyms Indicators of Change as Applied to STEMPLES Plus
  Applications of OSINT The ambiguity of STEMPLES Plus Indicators
  OSINT overload - Focus A Problem of Perception
Collection from Images Considerations in STEMPLES Plus  Warning
  Picture Analysis The Relative Weight of STEMPLES Plus Factors
  How to apply Intelligence from Image Collection Maintaining your STEMPLES Plus Indicators of Change
  When to do so Isolating the Critical Facts and Indications
  Imagery Intelligence output Guidelines for Assessing the Meaning of Evidence
Collection from Things Hofstede Principles
  Back end collection and analysis   Hofstede as Applied to STEMPLES Plus
  Where to apply the collection  Adversary Baseball Cards
  When and How to apply the collection    Country, Group, Campaign, Individuals
   Collection Outsourcing Reconstructing the Adversary's Decision-making Process
Analysis Benching marking your adversary
Introduction Adversary TTPs
Attributes of strategic analysis Adversary Profiling
Collector - Analyst Relationship Adversary Supply Chain
Collector-Analyst Differences - Corporate alignment - All as one Skills and Education
Strategic Analysis Cycle Tools and Their Application
Anatomy of Analysis Principal Factors in Timing and Surprise
  Where, who, when, why, and how Examples of Assessing Timing
Pitfalls Warning is Not a Forecast of Imminence
Common pitfalls in analysis The Problem of Deception                                 
Bias Infrequency and Neglect of Deception                      
Ethnocentric Principles, Techniques and Effectiveness of Deception         
Wishful Thinking Types of Deception                                     
Status quo Countering Deception
Herding Judgments and Corporate  Policy                                     
Previous Judgments Facts Don't “Speak For Themselves’’                       
Conventional wisdom What Do Top Stakeholders Need, and Want, to Know?          
Data and meta data Intelligence in Support of Policy?                          
  Data QA Assessing Probabilities                                  
  Data processing and QC Improving Warning Assessments      
Data Credibility Factors Influencing Judgments and Reporting                
Source Validity General Warning Principles                              
Data and Source Relevance Most Frequent Impediments to Warning                     
Scoring Methods
Data Preparation
Managing incomplete data
Managing conflicting data
Weighing Data
Working with experts - 
Data Quantity versus Quality
Misperceiving Events
Premature closing
Confusing causality and correlation
Flawed analogies
Functions and Responsibilities
Structured Analytic Techniques
Link analysis/network charts
Network Analysis
Structured Brainstorming
Virtual Brainstorming
Nominal Group Technique
Cross-Impact Matrix
Morphological Analysis
Quadrant Crunching
Scenario Analysis
Mechanics of Scenario Analysis
When and why to plan 
Success factors
Design principles
Attributes of a good scenario
Flow of a Scenario Exercise
Pitfalls in Scenario Analysis
Alternative Futures Analysis
Indicators Validator
Hypothesis Generation
Formulation and testing
Theories, Forecasts
The Multiple Hypotheses Generator
Diagnostic Reasoning
Analysis of Competing Hypotheses
Argument Mapping
Deception Detection
Key Assumptions Check
Outside In Thinking
Pre-Mortem Assessment
What If? Analysis
High Impact, Low Probability
Devil’s Advocacy
Force Field Analysis
Flow charts
Frequency charts
Story boards
Appendix A – FORMS
Key Assumptions
Indicators / Observables Matrix
Threat Situational Awareness
Detection Indicators – Threat and Disposition
Threat Type – Description – Disposition
Priority Intelligence Requirements – Collection Planning
Kill Chain Phase
Types of Analysis
Link Analysis
Pattern Analysis
Trend Analysis
Technical Baseline
Functional Baseline
Cultural Baseline
Tendency Analysis
Cultural Analysis
Anomaly analysis
Semiotic Analysis
Anticipatory Analysis
Volatility Analysis
Supply Chain Analysis
Analyst - Stakeholder Interaction
Decision-making strategies
Moving towards a Trusted Advisor Role
Cherry picking
Yes Manship
  Compliance Mandatory - Ethics as Identity
Scope of compliance and ethics in analysis
Code of ethics for strategic analysis
Organizing a Strategic Analysis Function
Getting started
Structure after strategy
   The right structure enables efficient/effective execution
Centralized versus Decentralized - a comparison
Organizing a solid team
Design principles
Functional and behavioral competency building
Towards a world-class strategic analysis organization
Five Levels of Strategic Analysis Professionalism
Profile of an analyst
Functional competencies
Behavioural competencies
Measuring competencies - Competency models
Job descriptions and hiring questions
Accountability, Key Activities, Results

Event Properties

Event Date 01-06-2021 3:00 pm
Event End Date 04-22-2029 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-06-2021 3:00 pm
Capacity 20
Cut off date 04-17-2027 3:00 pm
Individual Price USD5,999.00
Location Online

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