Key Message: Security and operational resilience leaders need a way to make sense of the flood of threat and environmental information to understand their cyber situational awareness and make informed decisions.
Intelligence preparation for Operational Resilience (IPOR) is a structured framework that decision makers can use to:
In this podcast, Douglas Gray, a member of the CERT Cyber Risk Management team, discusses how to operationalize intelligence products to build operational resilience of organizational assets and services using IPOR.
IPOR enables a cybersecurity manager or operational resilience practitioner to break down all the kinds of information they need in order to build situational awareness about their environment. IPOR explains what intelligence is and how it can assist in moving from collecting information to consuming intelligence for better decision-making. The different kinds of information pertain to the various risk landscapes in which an organization operates such as the:
Instead of reinventing the wheel, the IPOR framework leverages existing frameworks such as:
IPOR uses “voices” to enumerate the landscape in which the organization and the adversary operate. The voices are:
IPOR proposes a framework to enable operational resilience and cybersecurity leaders and practitioners to:
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