Many organizations have invested in the development of a business intelligence section and found great disappointment in the results. This comes from a lack of understanding of the difference between information and intelligence. Many organizations start out with the goal of establishing an intelligence section and end up inboxes full of information. This results in the end user having to spend time and energy to develop the understanding or “so what” factor. Through a study of how intelligence operations are conducted in military organizations the synthesis from information to intelligence is discussed. Attendees will walk away with a understanding of the difference between information and intelligence, key intelligence operation terms translated into corporate culture, knowledge of who drives intelligence in an organization and why, and why intelligence operations is a dynamic and ever changing function critical to the success in our connected world.
- What is the difference between information and intelligence
- How information is turned into intelligence
- What are some key intellegence creating processes required for success
About Eric Ebner
Eric Ebner is the CTO and director of cybersecurity research and development at Protocol 46. Ebner has a background in cybersecurity that spans 20 years. His previous experience includes public and private organizations working as an IT security auditor of the national electrical grid, an intelligence analyst focusing on the impact of cyber threats to Minnesota government and critical infrastructure and information security positions with internet and communications companies based in Minnesota and Arizona.