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Intelligence Studies: Cyber Intelligence

This research guide contains information-- both current and historical--on the topic of intelligence. Areas covered include intelligence collection, the intelligence cycle, and also topics such as counterintelligence and cyber intelligence.


Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Cyber Intelligence

Cyber Intelligence can be defined as the tracking, analyzing, and countering of digital security threats.  This type of intelligence is a mixture of physical espionage and defense with modern information technology.  

The cyber intelligence community provides security against digital threats such as viruses, hackers, and terrorists that aim to steal sensitive information over the Internet.  


Journal Articles

Online Articles/Reports

Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity

Artificial Intelligence (or AI) is the human-like intelligence, judgement, learning, and awareness exhibited by machines, along with the branches of computer science and engineering that seek to create intelligent machines. (Encyclopedia Britannica)

Since the development of the digital computer in the 1940s, it has been demonstrated that computers can be programmed to carry out very complex tasks.  (Encyclopedia Britannica)

In the intelligence community, AI can be applied to tasks such as data mining and to basic HUMINT gathering applications.



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