Cyber Intelligent Partners
“Being cyber intelligent means not only understanding who attacked you and how – but also why you were attacked and what the impact is to your mission or business.” - Michelle Watson, President of CIP
current cyber climate
Most organizations today rely primarily on IT and technology solutions to develop and manage their cyber security platform, yet this is only half of the solution. In order to maintain the most effective cyber security posture, organizations must integrate their technology teams, intelligence analyst teams, and decision makers into a holistic cyber security program.
“A breach is not an IT problem. It’s a business problem. The C-suite needs to be hands-on."
- Vitor DeSouza, VP of Global Communications at FireEye Inc.
What do Target, Sony Pictures, Anthem and OPM, have in common, other than they were all victims of catastrophic cyber-attacks? They each spent over $100 million on “great” cyber technology systems, and thought they were “secure”. They were spending tremendous amounts of money on only half of a cyber security solution. The other half, a non-technical based cyber strategy, incorporates cyber intelligence, which includes the geopolitical realities of today, an organization's mission, risk profile, vulnerabilities, capabilities, and adversaries.
A successful cyber security program requires a business solution, as well as a technology solution. At CIP, we believe a successful cyber security program integrates a cyber intelligence platform.
“ The lack of awareness by executives on the state of their cyber security protocols and training initiatives is alarming, and puts them at a serious disadvantage against cyber attackers." - BAE Systems “Cyber Security Survey Report 2016”
Why is your organization a potential target?
The motivations and means employed by cyber adversaries provides clues to their future operations and tactics, enabling a proactive approach to cyber defense. The more sophisticated your understanding of why threat actors would potentially target your organization, the more effectively you can protect your organization from future attacks.
At the heart of all CIP training workshops and seminars, we help professionals answer these "why" and "what" questions, unique to their own organization.