Competitive Intelligence Tradecraft
Through Training and Education

Intelligence analysis is not a skill reserved strictly for governments or the military. All organizations need to be able to sift through the myriad of available information whether it be big data or individual news reports in order to understand potential threats. Only by achieving this understanding can organizations conduct effective risk management, predict and mitigate threats, overcome obstacles, and deal with whatever challenges may come.

In this age of globalization, organizations no longer have the luxury to focus on a single domain to develop their strategy. Security concerns also go well beyond armed forces and can encompass all levels of society. For this reason, all-source intelligence analysis is more important than ever for discerning the full spectrum of potential scenarios and factors that can influence your bottom line and strategy.

Team Member in Focus:
Michelle Watson focuses on corporate statecraft and intelligence with an emphasis on the implications of cyber. In addition to teaching, she has founded a series of competitive intelligence programs with the Institute of World Politics, George Mason University, and her own company, Cyber Intelligent Partners.

February 2017
Conducted the Intermediate Cyber Intelligence Analyst Course for various components of the Singaporean government including Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Cyber Security Agency. The course was a four day intensive training program focused on integrating cyber threat analysis with all-source and strategic intelligence. The event culminated with a simulated cyber attack against Singapore in which the participants were tasked with organizing their cyber intelligence apparatus, analyzing information within a crafted scenario, and then staging briefings to role players who simulated senior government officials.