Stakeholder Analysis’s greatest value is in the campaign design phase of decision making, specifically in framing the problem. In developing leadership’s appreciation for the mission and operating area that precedes mission analysis, Stakeholder Analysis provides understanding and a view of the operational environment from a systemic perspective. The analysis that occurs in the process provides leadership and the team, insights into how the stakeholders view operations related to their information system attack surface. Once stakeholder interests have been mapped, they must be prioritized. A common approach is to map the interest and influence of each stakeholder group, to the intelligence team’s capability and functions. Once the stakeholders have been mapped, focus of effort can be placed on the highest priority groups, those being the most important stakeholders, while providing enough information to keep the less influential groups informed.
Students learn methods of understanding stakeholder needs, personalities, and response across the cyber intelligence spectrum. From what questions to ask to the types of responses you may receive before, during, and after cyber intelligence operations, briefing, and reporting.