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“The US economy loses over $5 Trillion in total value, or 1/3 of the US GDP each year to economic espionage in every sector.”  - BlackOps Partners 


International Security Forum, Bonn 2019

October 02, 2019

Bonn, Germany

Michelle Watson presented "5G Economic and National Security Risks" at the International Security Forum, at the University of Bonn, in Germany, hosted by the Center for International Security and Governance (CISG) and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), in October during a "Special Focus Day on Cyber Security & AI."

Digitalization and the advances in AI technology challenge traditional approaches to international politics, governance, security and warfare. During the Special Focus Day, distinguished AI and Cyber Security experts, including Michelle, from multiple countries discussed how to address these challenges.

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Speaking Event at the Army Navy Club

March 18, 2019

Washington, D.C.

I was honoured to speak at the Army Navy Club's new Cyber Group in Washington DC last week. Presented "Cyber as Tool for Economic Warfare-China". Thank you, Dan Corrin and Donald Hooper for the invite. Wish you success with launch of your Cyber Group, you're off to a great start!

United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA)

March 06, 2019

London, England

Michelle Watson spoke at the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) conference, providing a basic cyber security assessment course. UKWA is the UK's largest logistics trade organization with over 700+ members.

2nd Annual Smart Connected Supply Chain Forum

February 28, 2019

Berlin, Germany

"Thank you to the BIS Group for inviting me to Speak on Cyber Intelligence at the 2nd Annual Smart Connected Supply Chain Forum in Berlin Germany 26-28 Feb 2019." - Michelle


Michelle Watson presented a case study, "Cybersecurity: How secure is your supply chain?", at the 2nd Annual Smart Connected Supply Chain Forum in Berlin, Germany. This exclusive BIS small-scale forum showcased the most effective strategies in Supply Chain management of today and its operation and maintenance.

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's 6th "Adenauer Conference"

December 12, 2018

12 December 2018, Berlin, Germany

Michelle Watson was honoured to speak in Berlin last week at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's (KAS) "Security Policy Challenges in Cyber Space" panel. Was in extraordinary company with:

  • Dirk Roland Haupt , Federal Foreign Office, Co-ordinator of Cyber Foreign Policy

  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Sensburg, Member of the German Parliament

  • Rolf Weber, Network Engineer at INFOSERVE GmbH Saarbrücken, IT-Blogger

  • Brilliantly moderated by Benjamin Fricke , Security Policy Officer, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Economic Diplomacy Conference of the Brussels Diplomatic Academy

December 06, 2018

6 December 2018, Brussels


Economic Diplomacy Conference of the Brussels Diplomatic Academy - "Safeguarding our Economic Security" was hosted in Brussels. Michelle Watson spoke on their panel as an expert on Cyber Security. 

CIP's Presentation in Brussels, Belgium at the Economic Security Conference was a huge success and it was clear that US Cyber Diplomacy training is helping our Western Allies everywhere.

Thank you, Brussels Diplomatic Academy, VUB University! See you next year!

Cyber Awareness Executive Symposium 2018

October 08, 2018

8-10 October 2018, Prescott, Arizona


Michelle Watson, President and Founder of Cyber Intelligent Partners (CIP) was a guest speaker at the 2nd Annual Cyber Awareness Executive Symposium 2018 in Prescott, Arizona.  Michelle presented "Cyber Intelligence: Why it is Necessary for Businesses Today," to an audience of Business Leaders from across the USA.

Cyber Intelligence Readiness Workshop

September 20, 2018

Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, McLean, VA.

Pictured speakers left to right: Peter W. Singer, Don DeBolt, Michelle Watson, Michael Allen, Dr. Jon Haass, and Barry Pavel. Not pictured speakers: Christopher Porter, Dr. Chris Lew, and Daryl Haegley.

Our inaugural “Cyber Intelligence Readiness Workshop” was a huge success with a 9.6/10 rating! Training today's professionals to solve tomorrow's cyber challenges. You will not want to miss our next workshop Spring 2019.

"CIP and ERAU have clearly combined their strengths in the Cyber Intelligence space to offer practical, and actionable training programs to professionals of varying degrees of cyber security knowledge and expertise. I came away from this workshop with valuable business risk understanding that I can immediately apply to my organization. (I) will attend their next workshop and bring several colleagues."  - Wade, DC area Lawyer

Analytical War Game-Cyber (AWG-C)

June 27, 2018

George Mason University - Fairfax Campus

The AWG-C is a training and evaluation tool in which participants conduct all-source strategic intelligence analysis to navigate a simulated, real-world cyber-focused scenario. The game revolves around a team effort to transform raw, technical cyber information into strategic recommendations and actionable intelligence for high-level decision makers. (Closed Event)​

Supply Chain & Logistics Summit & Expo

June 04, 2018

Amsterdam - 20th Annual EMEA

Michelle Watson, Founder and President of CIP, led a two-hour workshop, presenting: “Cybersecurity: How Secure is your Supply Chain?” Participants were able to: Gain a better understanding of what cyber security threats mean to supply chain; Find out how to mitigate cyber security risks, better manage vulnerabilities, Understand your adversaries and threat profiles. 

Cyber Intelligence Workshop – “Developing Cyber Solutions and Bridging the Gap”

December 04, 2017

George Mason University, Fairfax Campus, Virginia


CIP, in partnership with George Mason University-Volgenau School of Engineering, and Water Dragons Consulting (WDC), presented a sold out Cyber Intelligence Workshop. Participants engaged in an experiential training "Cyber Crisis" that incorporated the fundamental concepts and lessons learned. The Keynote Speaker was Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret), VP Customer Education at FireEye, Inc.  At the culmination of workshop, all participant surveys indicated that they would “definitely attend” a future CIP-GMU-WDC Cyber Intelligence Workshop.

End-to-End Supply Network Summit 2017

October 19, 2017

19-20 October 2017, Turnberry Isle, Miami Florida

Michelle Watson, President and Founder of Cyber Intelligent Partners (CIP) presented “Cybersecurity: How Secure is Your Supply Chain” at the End-to-End Supply Network Summit 2017 held 19-20 October at Turnberry Isle, Miami Florida. This event was the only one of its kind in the US that focused on creating a roadmap that enabled global shippers to design and implement an end-to-end supply chain and gain a competitive advantage from areas of potential disruption.

The European Freight and Logistics (F&L) Leaders’ Forum

May 18, 2017

"Navigating Your Supply Chain Through Cyber Space”, Glasgow Scotland


Michelle Watson, President of Cyber Intelligent Partners, (CIP) based in Arlington Virginia, presented Cyber Supply Chain Vulnerabilities and Adversaries” to the F&L member leaders.


F&L is a Brussels, Belgium based association that provides senior business leaders, based in the Council of Europe (47 countries), from all industry sectors, working across the supply chain, with the opportunity to debate and discuss relevant issues, best practice and new ideas. They appreciate regular opportunities to question thought leaders and industry stakeholders on issues that concern them.  

Cyber Security Symposium

May 17, 2017

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland


The University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Resilience Business Center co-hosted a Cyber Security Symposium and Michelle Watson, President of Cyber Intelligent Partners (CIP) was invited to speak about US Cyber Intelligence perspective on cyber policies, nation-state adversaries, and associated geopolitical risks in a presentation titled, “Cyber Security, Cyber Intelligence and Geopolitical Risks."

Launch of Cyber Intelligence Initiative

May 24, 2016

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia


Michelle Watson current President and Founder of Cyber Intelligent Partners (CIP) was formerly the creator, co-founder, and Director of the Washington DC-based Cyber Intelligence Initiative (CII), a professional education program owned by the Institute of World Politics. Michelle and her CII colleagues presented an overview of this new program to an audience of 200+ government, corporate and academic leaders. The Launch Keynote speaker was General Michael V. Hayden, former Director, CIA and NSA; Principal, The Chertoff Group.

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