Cyber Cognitive Warfighter Training - Cyber Leadership Combo Course

The "Cyber and Information Operations Leader (C&IO Leader) Training" course, scheduled for January 8-12 in Washington, DC, is an advanced program designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to excel in leadership roles within the domains of cyber and information operations. Here's an overview suitable for publication:

Title: Cyber and Information Operations Leader (C&IO Leader) Training

Duration: 5 days

Location: North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Australia, ...

Course Overview: The course offers an in-depth exploration into the multifaceted role of a C&IO Leader, encompassing a broad spectrum of responsibilities and skills. Participants will learn to:

  1. Review Intelligence Requirements (IR): Understand and coordinate intelligence plans, aligning data collection with operation goals.
  2. Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Assess ongoing operations for vulnerabilities, identify risks, and develop or adjust mitigation strategies.
  3. Resource Allocation: Manage the optimal deployment of human and technological assets.
  4. Strategic Leadership: Play roles as strategists, managers, ethical gatekeepers, and technology experts.
  5. Psychological Operations: Craft influential messages and strategies targeting specific audiences.

Key Expertise for Leaders:

  • Cybersecurity knowledge covering network protocols to intrusion detection systems.
  • Data analytics proficiency, often aided by AI tools.
  • Project management skills for overseeing complex operations.
  • Legal and ethical understanding for compliant decision-making.
  • Leadership and people management skills.
  • Psychological principles application for strategic influence.

Course Structure:

  • Introduction to C&IO: Covering basics, importance, and challenges.
  • Information Operation Cycle: Detailed walkthrough and hypothetical mapping.
  • Real-World Case Studies: Analyzing past C&IO scenarios.
  • Technologies for Impact Content: Exploring relevant technologies for data collection and content distribution.
  • Psychological Techniques: Understanding and exploiting cognitive biases.
  • IR Planning and Risk Assessment: Practical exercises on planning and mitigation.
  • Resource Allocation and Team Formation: Theoretical and practical aspects.
  • Audience Research: Profiling target demographics and behaviors.
  • Formation of Impact Scenarios: Crafting messages and strategies.
  • Understanding Enemy Processes: Techniques and motivations analysis.
  • Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs): Formulating effective TTPs.
  • Countermeasures: Designing defensive and offensive strategies.
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations: Debates on laws and ethics in C&IO.
  • AI in Cyber and Information Operations: Integrating AI in various stages of operations.
  • Hands-On Workshop and Case Studies: Simulated Information Operation exercises.
  • Final Presentations and Practical Exam: Demonstrating comprehensive understanding.

Course Outcome: Upon completion, participants will have a holistic understanding of the C&IO leader’s role, mastering the synergy between strategy and execution while adhering to ethical and legal standards. They will be adept in managing complex cyber and information operations, employing the latest technologies and psychological strategies to influence and counteract adversarial threats.

Target Audience: This course is ideal for professionals aspiring to lead in the cyber and information operations domain, offering them a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience to navigate the challenges of modern warfare and cyber landscapes.

For more information or to enroll your team in this transformative program, please contact us.

Your Instructor

Treadstone 71
Treadstone 71

Treadstone 71 is a woman and veteran-owned small business exclusively focused on cyber and threat intelligence consulting, services, and training. We are a pure-play intelligence shop.

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Since 2002, Treadstone 71 delivers intelligence training, strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence consulting, and research. We provide a seamless extension of your organization efficiently and effectively moving your organization to cyber intelligence program maturity. Our training, established in 2008, follows intelligence community standards as applied to the ever-changing threat environment delivering forecasts and estimates as intelligence intends. From baseline research to adversary targeted advisories and dossiers, Treadstone 71 products align with your intelligence requirements. We do not follow the create once and deliver many model. We contextually tie our products to your needs. Intelligence is our only business.

  • We use intuition, structured techniques, and years of experience.
  • We supply intelligence based on clearly defined requirements.
  • We do not assign five people to do a job only one with experience.
  • We do not bid base bones only to change order you to overspending.
We do not promise what we cannot deliver. We have walked in your shoes. We understand your pressures.

We are known for our ability to:

  • Anticipate key target or threat activities that are likely to prompt a leadership decision.
  • Aid in coordinating, validating, and managing collection requirements, plans, and activities.
  • Monitor and report changes in threat dispositions, activities, tactics, capabilities, objectives as related to designated cyber operations warning problem sets.
  • Produce timely, fused, all-source cyber operations intelligence and indications and warnings intelligence products (e.g., threat assessments, briefings, intelligence studies, country studies).
  • Provide intelligence analysis and support to designated exercises, planning activities, and time-sensitive operations.
  • Develop or recommend analytic approaches or solutions to problems and situations for which information is incomplete or no precedent exists.
  • Recognize and mitigate deception in reporting and analysis.
    Assess intelligence, recommend targets to support operational objectives.
  • Assess target vulnerabilities and capabilities to determine a course of action.
  • Assist in the development of priority information requirements.
  • Enable synchronization of intelligence support plans across the supply chain.
  • ...and Review and understand organizational leadership objectives and planning guidance non-inclusively.

Course Curriculum

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