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September 21, 2018

The Necessity of Enemy Perspectives: The Enemy Gets a Vote

The enemy gets a vote. The current Secretary of Defense and retired Marine Corps General James Mattis is fond of this observation. However, in many ar...

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December 21, 2016

Operationalizing a Cyber Threat Intelligence Solution

Cyber threat intelligence is a process required to make action-oriented, judgement-based decisions that are not otherwise possible. Optiv recommends c...

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May 23, 2016

Next Generation Identity and Access Management (Next Gen IAM)

Having spent the last 17 years in the identity and access management (IAM) space, I know two things are certain: Evolution is inevitable, and change i...

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October 07, 2014

Using MICE to Understand Your Adversary

There are many different reasons why malicious actors would attack your network and assets; some for monetary gain and others just for fun. Intelligen...

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September 04, 2014

Five Things to Consider for a Successful Intelligence Team - Part 5

The previous four parts in this series have covered subjects necessary to make an intelligence staff a successful endeavor for an enterprise. In this ...

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August 26, 2014

Five Things to Consider for a Successful Intelligence Team - Part 4

In Part 3, “Allow for Open Communication,” I talked about the need for open communication to and from the intelligence team. For this edition, I am go...

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July 31, 2014

Five Things to Consider for a Successful Intelligence Team - Part 3

Part 1 and Part 2 of this series concentrated on people, tools and encouraging DEVOPS. All of these are great considerations when building or beginnin...

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July 24, 2014

Five Things to Consider for a Successful Intelligence Team - Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I covered the need to invest in the proper people and tools for the intelligence team. This consisted of identifying those w...

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July 17, 2014

Five Things to Consider for a Successful Intelligence Team - Part 1

I’ve had the opportunity to travel a bit and “evangelize” about Intelligence - what it is and the basic methodology surrounding it. The “Take Away” po...

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