Cyber Intelligence Production

September 27–28, 2021 (Americas / EMEA evening)

Overview

This foundational course teaches students to convey analytic assessments and findings in their intelligence reports and briefings.

Students will be asked to deconstruct intelligence reporting of varying qualities and designed for different stakeholders to identify author intent, methods and findings.

During these exercises, students will be exposed to various examples of strategic, operational and technical intelligence products. Intelligence writing and briefing principles, including bottom line up front (BLUF), words of estimative probability (WEPs) and analytic judgments will all be introduced, along with potential pitfalls.

The course will also review best practices tied to citations, grammar, style and peer review. It concludes with an opportunity for students to take provided data and generate an original intelligence product and corresponding briefing.

Event Information

  • LOCATION: Online
  • START DATE: September 27, 2021 
  • END DATE: September 28, 2021 
  • TIME: 8:00am–12:30pm Pacific Daylight Time, daily
    • UTC 15:00–19:30
    • 11:00am–3:30pm EDT
    • 4:00pm-8:30pm BST
  • COST: US$2,000 or 2 EOD units

Expertise On Demand (EOD) units will be accepted

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize the critical elements of an intelligence report, and create reports that include those elements
  • Identify different types of cyber threat intelligence reports and specify how they differ in type, audience, scope and purpose
  • Name, define, and apply various style guidelines
  • Interpret a scenario and develop a high quality intelligence product that can be actioned by stakeholders

Who Should Take This Course

This is a foundational level course for cyber practitioners who must produce or assess intelligence reports and briefings.

Prerequisites

Students should have taken Cyber Intelligence Foundations, Cyber Intelligence I—Scoping and Cyber Intelligence II—Open Source Intelligence or have equivalent knowledge.

Technical Requirements

Students will access the live instructor-led course online. Students will require a computer that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Internet Connection: 25 Mbps+ recommended
  • Browser: Chrome recommended
  • Operating System: Windows or MacOS

Course Materials

Students will receive access to all required class materials.

Have questions?

If you have any additional questions, send us an email.

Thank you.