Cyber-intelligence and Cyber Counterintelligence (CCI): General definitions and principles

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By Dr. George Vardangalos, Member of the Scientific Committee of KEDISA

What is cyber-intelligence?

It has to be realized that intelligence tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) as well as various types of operations existed long before cyberspace was conceived.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) published a document titled “Joint Publication (JP)    2-0 Joint Intelligence” [1] that serves as a foundation for their understanding and use of intelligence.

In this document the definition of intelligence is:

  • The product resulting from the collection, processing, integration, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of available information concerning foreign nations, hostile or potentially hostile forces or elements, or areas of actual or potential operations.
  • The activities that result in the product.
  • The organizations engaged in such activities.

More simplistically, Intelligence is at the same time a product and process from collecting, processing, analyzing, and using information to meet an identified goal.

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