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Course Description

Thinking processes play a key role in threat intelligence. Understanding how these processes impact the analysis can improve the effectiveness and outcome of the process. This course analyzes different thinking methods and teaches students how to apply these methods in intelligence analysis. Each thought process has pros and cons related to differing problem types and how problems, whether tame or wicked, are approached. Analysts will benefit by understanding which thought process is most effective for their style of thinking and how to best exploit each of the three methods as part of a problem-solving process.

Learning Objectives

What you will learn

This one-day training provides attendees with an understanding of how different thinking methods can directly affect intelligence and intelligence teams. Objectives of this course:

• Gain an in-depth perspective on core thinking components

• Understand how and when to use analytic thinking skills to analyze and proactively identify threats and potential risks

• Understand the use of critical thinking skills related to threat intelligence

• Identify and understand how and when to use creative thinking skills for proactive threat intelligence processes

Who should attend?

• Security and Threat Intelligence Professionals: Enhance your career and skills and learn to proactively identify insider threat activities.

• Attorneys: Enhance legal activities, investigations and interviewing skills by creating an awareness of insider motivation and techniques.

• Managers and Executives: Understand insider threat indicators, motivation and tradecraft to prioritize and address risk.

• Risk, Compliance and Human Resource Professionals: Understand insider threats and enhance knowledge of potential risks before they happen.

• Federal Agents and Law Enforcement: Master techniques to identify insider threats for advanced investigations and to improve job skills.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Operations
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Executive Cyber Leadership
  • Legal Advice and Advocacy
  • Risk Management