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A collection of items for strategists and problems-solvers who aim to be well-informed about global affairs and perspectives; capable of developing and evaluating new knowledge; generating and analyzing courses of action; and who are interested in expressing clearly reasoned opinions and communicating effectively in writing, oral presentation, and visual display.
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Half of businesses lack the security intelligence to combat cyber threats – research | Information Age

Half of businesses lack the security intelligence to combat cyber threats – research | Information Age | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Lack of security intelligence is leading to cyber-attack security false alarms and vulnerable, exposed organisations

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Going Beyond Basics: Strategic and Tactical Competitive Intelligence for Decision Support June 13 workshop

Going Beyond Basics: Strategic and Tactical Competitive Intelligence for Decision Support June 13 workshop | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Now that your company has an idea of what Competitive Intelligence is used for, how can you improve the strategic and tactical aspects of CI functions? In this session, information professionals will learn practical, advanced techniques for supporting CI projects through a life or product cycle as well as daily operations. Plenty of time will be devoted to Q & A with Zena Applebaum, Director of Competitive Intelligence at Bennett-Jones LLP, and Michel Bernaiche, Director of Program Development at Aurora WD

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Some Thoughts on Exposure Reduction and Mitigation

Some Thoughts on Exposure Reduction and Mitigation | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

Exposure to threats, hazards and risks leads to vulnerabilities that an organization must deal with. Commonly these are addressed via a mitigation process.  Once mitigation is accomplished, often times the organization feels that the risk, threat, hazard does not need to be revisited. However, as a result of the mitigation efforts on the part of the organization, the risks, threats, hazards reconfigure and re-emerge in a different form. In order for mitigation to be successful it has to be a constant and ongoing process that produces a resilience to the negative effects of risks, threats and hazards that are realized. We can structure a matrix that depicts the three levels of mitigation and four clusters of exposure from risks, threats and hazards


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New Webinar Series About the Next Generation Software for Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management

New Webinar Series About the Next Generation Software for Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Intelligence2day® Enterprise is a new version of Comintelli’s award-winning software that enables innovative ways to access relevant information by aggregating content from internal and external sources, automatically categorizing and analyzing it,...

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The State of Information Visualization, 2015

The State of Information Visualization, 2015 | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
It seems to be a foregone conclusion that 2014 was not an exciting year in visualization. When we recorded the Data Stories episode looking back at 2014 last week (to be released soon), everybody started out with a bit of a downer.
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PATIENT, PRUDENT, STRATEGIC? THE 2015 US NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY :: ANALYSIS - Integration Through Media ....!

PATIENT, PRUDENT, STRATEGIC? THE 2015 US NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY :: ANALYSIS - Integration Through Media ....! | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
By Giovanni Grevi :: The publication of a National Security Strategy (NSS) gives American presidents …
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Eight New Ideas From Data Visualization Experts

This post summarizes and visualizes eight key ideas we’ve heard from data visualization experts. Check out our first Case Study to learn more about using Plotly Enterprise on-premise, on your servers.
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Tech Trends 2015 - Deloitte

Tech Trends 2015 - Deloitte | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
In our sixth annual report, we outline eight trends that could potentially disrupt the way businesses engage their customers, how work gets done, and how markets and industries evolve. Read about the trends below, download the full report, and explore our interactive tablet app.

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Free Social Media Analytics Tools | Simply Measured

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Here's How Cyber-Warfare Started And Where It's Going

Here's How Cyber-Warfare Started And Where It's Going | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
When America dropped its two atom bombs, Little...
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How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought - Scientific American (blog)

How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought - Scientific American (blog) | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Science and common sense are alike grounded in human experience. Yet these ways of thinking about things are often in conflict. Sometimes the simplicity of most ...
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8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
The "swimmer's body illusion," and other ways our brains play tricks on us.
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Analysis: HHS' Threat Info Sharing Plan

Analysis: HHS' Threat Info Sharing Plan | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Learn why the Department of Health and Human Services is reassessing how its many internal agencies, and the entire healthcare sector, can boost cyberthreat

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17 visualisation tools to make your data beauti...

17 visualisation tools to make your data beauti... | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
You don’t need to be a seasoned data scientist or have a degree in graphic design in order to create incredible data visualisations.
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Want to be a CIA spy? Be careful on Facebook.

Want to be a CIA spy? Be careful on Facebook. | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

Oversharing on Facebook is posing a unique challenge for the CIA’s recruitment of future spies. Every year, the agency has to drop five or six stellar candidates because of things they said on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, the CIA’s top recruiter said in an exclusive interview with CNNMoney. That’s a tiny fraction of the 20,000 applicants who make it into the final phases of the interview process. But the CIA has rescinded job offers because of their social media posts.


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China Reveals Its Cyberwar Secrets

China Reveals Its Cyberwar Secrets | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
In an extraordinary official document, Beijing admits it has special units to wage cyberwar—and a lot of them. Is anybody safe?

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Teams Better Than Individuals at Intelligence Analysis - Imperial Valley News

Teams Better Than Individuals at Intelligence Analysis - Imperial Valley News | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
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The new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center - Lawfare (blog)

The new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center - Lawfare (blog) | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
According to the Washington Post, the Obama administration is establishing a new agency to fuse intelligence from around the government when a cyber crisis occurs.
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Norse Talk: What's So Funny About Threat Intelligence?

Norse Talk: What's So Funny About Threat Intelligence? | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
In this debut episode of the Norse Talk video series, Kurt Stammberger and Brian Contos discuss what next generation threat intelligence really means for network security.
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White House Creates Cybersecurity Agency

White House Creates Cybersecurity Agency | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has announced creation of a federal agency to analyze information culled from other agencies to battle cyberthreats to the government and

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What is Strategy?

A full set of strategy animations accompany the forthcoming textbook: “Strategic Management: Concepts and Tools for Creating Real World Strategy” published b...
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Security predictions for 2015

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As the complexity and diversity of devices, platforms and modes of interaction advance, so do the associated risks from malicious individuals, criminal organisations and states that wish to exploit technology for their own purposes. Below, Michael Fimin, CEO at Netwrix, provides his major observations of IT security trends and the most crucial areas to keep watch over in 2015:

Cloud
Many individuals and enterprises are already using cloud technologies to store sensitive information and perform business critical tasks. In response to security concerns, cloud technologies will continue to develop in 2015, focusing on improved data encryption; the ability to view audit trails for configuration management and secure access of data; and the development of security brokers for cloud access, allowing for user access control as a security enforcement point between a user and cloud service provider.

Mobile
As the adoption and standardisation of a few select mobile OS platforms grows, the opportunity for attack also increases. We can expect to see further growth in smartphone malware, increases in mobile phishing attacks and fake apps making their way into app stores. Targeted attacks on mobile payment technologies can also be expected. In response, 2015 will see various solutions introduced to improve mobile protection, including the development of patch management across multiple devices and platforms, the blocking of apps from unknown sources and anti-malware protection.

Software defined data centre
’Software defined’ usually refers to the decoupling and abstracting of infrastructure elements followed by a centralised control. Software defined networking (SDN) and software defined storage (SDS) are clearly trending and we can expect this to expand in 2015. But while these modular software defined infrastructures improve operational efficiency, they also create new security risks. In particular, centralised controllers can become a single point of attack. While the adoption of this approach is not widespread enough to become a common target for attacks, as more companies run SDN and SDS pilots in 2015, we expect their security concerns will be raised. This will result in more of a focus on security from manufacturers, as well as new solutions from third party vendors.

Internet of things
The Internet of things (IoT) universe is expanding with a growing diversity of devices connecting to the network and/or holding sensitive data - from smart TVs and Wi-Fi-connected light bulbs to complex industrial operational technology systems.

With the IoT likely to play a more significant role in 2015 and beyond, devices and systems require proper management, as well as security policies and provisions. While the IoT security ecosystem has not yet developed, we do not expect attacks on the IoT to become widespread in 2015.

Most attacks are likely to be ’whitehat’ hacks to report vulnerabilities and proof of concept exploits. That being said, sophisticated targeted attacks may go beyond traditional networks and PCs.

Next generation security platforms
In 2015 and beyond, we can expect to see more vendors in the information security industry talking about integration, security analytics and the leveraging of big data. Security analytics platforms have to take into account more internal data sources as well as the external feeds, such as online reputation services and third party threat intelligence feeds. The role of context and risk assessment will also become more important. The focus of defence systems becomes more about minimising attack surfaces, isolating and segmenting the infrastructure to reduce potential damage and identifying the most business critical components to protect.

Looking back at previous years, new security challenges will continue to arise, so IT professionals should be armed with mission critical information and be prepared to defend against them.

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As the complexity and diversity of devices, platforms and modes of interaction advance, so do the associated risks from malicious individuals, criminal organisations and states that wish to exploit technology for their own purposes. Below, Michael Fimin, CEO at Netwrix, provides his major observations of IT security trends and the most crucial areas to keep watch over in 2015:

Cloud
Many individuals and enterprises are already using cloud technologies to store sensitive information and perform business critical tasks. In response to security concerns, cloud technologies will continue to develop in 2015, focusing on improved data encryption; the ability to view audit trails for configuration management and secure access of data; and the development of security brokers for cloud access, allowing for user access control as a security enforcement point between a user and cloud service provider.

Mobile
As the adoption and standardisation of a few select mobile OS platforms grows, the opportunity for attack also increases. We can expect to see further growth in smartphone malware, increases in mobile phishing attacks and fake apps making their way into app stores. Targeted attacks on mobile payment technologies can also be expected. In response, 2015 will see various solutions introduced to improve mobile protection, including the development of patch management across multiple devices and platforms, the blocking of apps from unknown sources and anti-malware protection.

Software defined data centre
’Software defined’ usually refers to the decoupling and abstracting of infrastructure elements followed by a centralised control. Software defined networking (SDN) and software defined storage (SDS) are clearly trending and we can expect this to expand in 2015. But while these modular software defined infrastructures improve operational efficiency, they also create new security risks. In particular, centralised controllers can become a single point of attack. While the adoption of this approach is not widespread enough to become a common target for attacks, as more companies run SDN and SDS pilots in 2015, we expect their security concerns will be raised. This will result in more of a focus on security from manufacturers, as well as new solutions from third party vendors.

Internet of things
The Internet of things (IoT) universe is expanding with a growing diversity of devices connecting to the network and/or holding sensitive data - from smart TVs and Wi-Fi-connected light bulbs to complex industrial operational technology systems.

With the IoT likely to play a more significant role in 2015 and beyond, devices and systems require proper management, as well as security policies and provisions. While the IoT security ecosystem has not yet developed, we do not expect attacks on the IoT to become widespread in 2015.

Most attacks are likely to be ’whitehat’ hacks to report vulnerabilities and proof of concept exploits. That being said, sophisticated targeted attacks may go beyond traditional networks and PCs.

Next generation security platforms
In 2015 and beyond, we can expect to see more vendors in the information security industry talking about integration, security analytics and the leveraging of big data. Security analytics platforms have to take into account more internal data sources as well as the external feeds, such as online reputation services and third party threat intelligence feeds. The role of context and risk assessment will also become more important. The focus of defence systems becomes more about minimising attack surfaces, isolating and segmenting the infrastructure to reduce potential damage and identifying the most business critical components to protect.

Looking back at previous years, new security challenges will continue to arise, so IT professionals should be armed with mission critical information and be prepared to defend against them.

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Critical Thinking For Strategic Intelligence: Katherine Hibbs Pherson, Randolph H Pherson: 9781452226675: Amazon.com: Books

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Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014 - InformationWeek

Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014 - InformationWeek | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
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