Building a Cyber Intelligence Program - Part 1
This is the part 1 instruction lays out the roadmap for a mature cyber intelligence program
Building Your Cyber Intelligence Program
This online Part 1 course covers the initial aspects of building a proper cyber intelligence program. We begin from nothing supplying guidance proven through program build campaigns across different verticals and four continents.
We designed the course to guide organizations in their cyber and threat intelligence program builds through online lectures, demonstrations, and templates covering the full intelligence lifecycle at a minimum. After years of teaching intelligence courses and delivering intelligence programs to clients, Treadstone 71 now offers this step-by-step course. We take students through the strategic planning process, goals and objectives creation, stakeholder analysis, adversary targeting and threat matrices creation, priority intelligence requirements, collection planning, structured analytic technique usage, analysis, maturity assessments, SOP development, threat intelligence platform selection, analytic writing, and dissemination non-inclusively.
The program includes instructional videos tied to content with periodic direct access to Treadstone 71 for client deliverable reviews. We supply templates and examples that you can use, change, or get ideas from. Artifacts specifically designed for past clients. The peer-review process follows a standard cycle including comments, suggestions, recommendations, and examples of previously finished products. Treadstone71 also offers regular ‘professor’ office hours for Q&A as requested in Office Hour Packs.
The program follows proven methods established over the years while creating intelligence programs. Clients move at a regular pace that corresponds with their internal schedules that Treadstone 71 helps to set up with the client.
We offer the program in different definitive sections giving students time to work artifacts, ideas, and the program with their stakeholders. The program also offers the standard Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Certification training as an add-on.
A brief overview of the overall program (Part 1 is a segment of the whole program course of study):
- Strategic Plan development, acceptance, and dissemination
- Guiding Principles
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Goals and Objectives
- Cyber Intelligence Capability Maturity Model Assessment
- Standard operating procedures
- Process flow diagrams
- Associated metrics
- Peer Reviews
- Intelligence Functions
- Communications, Responsibilities, Methods
- Practices and Activities
- Organizational interfaces
- SOC and IR
- Other intelligence groups
- CISO/CSO and CIO
- Department leadership
- External groups
- Cyber Intelligence Lifecycle definition
- Stakeholder Analysis
- Collection Planning
- Structured analytic techniques
- Analytic Writing
- Reporting and Briefing
- Intelligence Information Sharing
- Enterprise objectives
- Communities of Interest
- Your internal ISAC
- Threat Intelligence Platforms
- RFP and Selection process
- Vendor data feeds
- Training and Knowledge Transfer
Clients subscribing to the program create program content undergoing Treadstone 71 review prior to leadership delivery. The intent is to share our vast ability in cyber intelligence strategies to aid organizations in the prompt building of their programs. We see this model as an effective and efficient way to extend our knowledge, share our standards-based program information while setting up an industry model rooted in intelligence community tradecraft. That tradecraft follows the International Association for Intelligence Education Standards for Intelligence Analyst Initial Training, intelligence community directives (ICDs), content from the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis and Mercyhurst University as well as 30+ years of boots on the ground experience.
What do you have at the end of the program?
As clients carefully follow the training and timelines, executing the deliverables internally, clients will have built a complete cyber threat intelligence program. The program definition, strategy, policies, procedures, process flow diagrams, roles, responsibilities, templates, models, methods, tactics, techniques, reports, dissemination models, briefings, table-top exercises, as well as certified Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft professionals are all core components of what clients achieve.
We offer the standard model that follows the cyber intelligence lifecycle with standard office hours. We also offer added Office Hour Packs beyond the standard. Should you wish to certify staff during the training, we can upgrade you to the Certification module. Lastly, we also offer the most comprehensive add-on, the Strategic Intelligence Analysis upgrade. How do you know which is best for you? We take you through the first reviews and assessments to decide what best suits your culture, needs, and pricing model.
If you wish to learn more, contact us to schedule a review of this extensive and comprehensive assisted training program.
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.
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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Part 1 is now open for enrollment.