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Cyber Intelligence: Best Practices and Biggest Challenges

July 2019 Podcast
Jared Ettinger

Jared Ettinger, a cyber intelligence researcher in the SEI's Emerging Technology Center, discusses the findings of a report that outlines challenges and best practices in cyber intelligence.

“I would say to leadership...If you want to be proactive, if you want to be anticipatory so that we can take the right defensive measures to better protect our most prized assets, then we would need cyber intelligence. Additionally, if you want to make better informed decisions about how to go about advancing our vital interests, our brand, our reputation, and ensuring that our financial health is strong and growing, then cyber intelligence is something we need. We can’t answer your questions yet. To answer your questions, we need data and we need the infrastructure to be able to take the data in. We need the right data. We need to be able to validate that data, and we need analysts to understand, and machines to make sense of that data. That is your business case right there.”




Cyber Intelligence is a rapidly changing field, and many organizations do not have the people, time, and funding in place to build a cyber intelligence team, according to a report on cyber intelligence released in late May by researchers in the SEI’s Emerging Technology Center. Lead author Jared Ettinger discusses the findings of the report, which provides a snapshot of best practices and biggest challenges along with three guides for implementing cyber intelligence with artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and public cyber threat frameworks.

About the Speaker

Jared Ettinger

Jared Ettinger is a cyber intelligence analyst at the Software Engineering Institute and an adjunct instructor at Carnegie Mellon University. His background is in intelligence and counter intelligence supporting the United States government.