From the Spring 2021 Issue

Rise of the Chief Intelligence Officer (CINO)

A.J. Nash
Vice President of Intelligence | ZeroFOX

In response to growing threats in cyberspace, private sector organizations began creating Intelligence programs nearly a decade ago, usually referred to as Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). In theory, the private sector was attempting to replicate what the government has successfully done for generations: gain informational advantage to prevent enemy victories and mitigate damage from enemy successes. While most large enterprises today have some sort of a CTI program, the majority are using the word “intelligence” without the tradecraft, standards, or processes to support the label. “Intelligence” in the private sector is still primarily tactical and technical cybersecurity led by people . . .

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