Target-Centric Analysis

Course Description

INTV455 will provide students with an in-depth analysis of the intelligence process; methodologies for evaluating data; threat modeling; and a process to evaluate of the needs of the Intelligence consumer. Students will utilize practical analysis exercises to become familiar with threat modeling, the estimative process, and Intelligence reporting techniques in order to answer a decision maker’s critical information requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand and demonstrate the proper implementation of the Intelligence Process.
  • Examine and evaluate the functions of Strategic, Operational, & Tactical Intelligence across the spectrum of conflict.
  • Examine and evaluate the some of the major causes of Intelligence Failures.
  • Evaluate the different types of models and defend which factors are most important when creating models.
  • Examine and determine how to properly evaluate evidence.
  • Examine and propose how to model and analyze a threat network.
  • Examine and evaluate how to construct Human Terrain and Patterns-of-Life models on a threat actor or network.
  • Examine and improve the estimative process to utilizing predictive analysis, estimative forces, and alternative scenarios and competitive simulations.

Course Objectives

During this course students will:

  • Isolate and categorize unique nodes and cells within a threat network.
  • Evaluate and depict behavioral, physical, or functional relationship links between network nodes.
  • Research and analyze a given threat actor then construct a target centric analysis of the target actor’s network and patterns-of-life.
  • Identify and describe a threat actor’s recurrent patterns of actions conducted on the Internet, via telephone, and within the CyberApolis financial system.