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The Citadel. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Program Proposal. Master of Arts. Intelligence and Security Studies

The Citadel. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Program Proposal. Master of Arts. Intelligence and Security Studies

Relationship of the proposed program to existing programs at the proposing institution. The Citadel currently offers graduate certificates in Intelligence and Homeland Security. The proposed degree program combines these certificates to create the Master of Arts degree in Intelligence and Security Studies. The MA in Social Science also has some relationship to this program but does not include the specific intelligence analysis focus necessary for employment. After meeting with recruiters and analytic directors from the IC (DIA, CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, and the military), it was determined that the MA degree in Social Science would not be considered an appropriate degree for the profession by the IC.
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New Program Proposal Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies With Concentrations in Cybersecurity and General The Citadel

New Program Proposal Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies With Concentrations in Cybersecurity and General The Citadel

Intelligence-&-Analysis-jobs.html). Sumter, South Carolina is listed by Payscale.com as one of the top 15 cities with the highest salaries for Intelligence Analysts ($60,000-$80,393). The positions in Sumter are staffed by contractors from CACI International, SAIC, and military personnel. There is also a robust market for intelligence analysts within the private sector as consultants, analysts, and operatives with corporations such as Booz, Allen, Hamilton, BAE, SAIC, SRA, SPAWAR, and Northrup Grumman. Other industries hiring graduates include peacekeeping and humanitarian operations support, Cybersecurity, management consultant firms, and state and local law enforcement agencies. Other positions include business intelligence, strategic intelligence, and law enforcement intelligence. A Partnership for Public Service 2009 report listed the Department of Homeland Security and
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New Program Proposal Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies With Concentrations in Cybersecurity and General The Citadel

New Program Proposal Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies With Concentrations in Cybersecurity and General The Citadel

The objective of this degree is to prepare students for analytic, operational, research, and investigative intelligence positions within the federal government at a pay grade 5 or higher (e.g., Intelligence Specialist, Intelligence Operative, Criminal Intelligence Analyst Counterintelligence Specialist, DOD Analyst), in the military and within the private sector. There are currently 17 agencies within the Intelligence Community (IC) which provide employment opportunities (e.g. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the military. There is also a robust market for intelligence analysts within the private sector as consultants, analysts, and operatives with corporations such as Booze, Allen, Hamilton, BAE, SAIC, SRA, and Northrup Grumman. Other industries hiring graduates include Peacekeeping and
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Intelligence studies gain a lot of attention because

Intelligence studies gain a lot of attention because

Variations to this political science approach can also be taken in world politics, area studies, or international relations courses using varied frames of reference, depending on the knowledge and expertise of the instructor. Inevitably, the most accessible cases to use would be those related to security studies or international security. For example, one could teach intelligence in context of particular kinds of national security threats including regional actors (North Korea, Iran), areas of instability (Syria, Egypt), areas of conflict (Afghanistan, Syria), the proliferation of WMD materials, and various non-state actors (terror- ism, narco-trafficking, money laundering, piracy). The intelligence studies portion of the course would then examine the role of intelligence in helping govern- ments understand the threat (separating out capabili- ties and intentions) by addressing what it does in order to collect and evaluate information on these kinds of targets. The security studies portion of the course
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A survey of artificial intelligence for enhancing the information security

A survey of artificial intelligence for enhancing the information security

appropriate advice. The creator (developer) of the expert system must have a model to follow when seeking a solution. The model shows the properties and behavior of the system. It is important that it be simple and include only the most important features of the process. Although the analysis of the security of the expert systems is an audit problem, it is treated in isolation as it involves a wide range of problems. As noted below, there are very few specific studies in the field of security in expert systems. Here are the unique aspects of expert systems compared to other types of computer systems. The unique properties of ES have a direct impact on the security of these systems. Some controls can be used for all types of ES and all types of ES "shell" software. There are very few and limited ES security studies. Overall, the closest discussion is about EDP systems. Because expert systems are practically computer programs, they require the same security measures as other computer programs. Many of the concerns about security in traditional computer programs can be found in other sources (such as Halper et al [1985] and Weber [1988]) and are therefore beyond the scope of the subject. However, expert systems differ in many ways from other more traditional computer systems. These differences require investigation of additional security concerns. The approach here is to show some of the unique properties and control that can mitigate the risks. Stefan Axelsson's study (Axelsson, 1999), describes several types of expert systems in the field of intrusion detection and prevention systems. The overview gives a good idea of the novelties and trends in this area.
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Network Security Analysis by Using Business Intelligence

Network Security Analysis by Using Business Intelligence

Botnets can be manually analyzed to prevent Client keeps querying data from DNS and compared with the known list from C&C server for indentification. The internet also blocked the infected computer to reduce the level of effect and cost. However, the manual comparison is a time consuming task for administrators and adapting business intelligence system can locate infected computer effectively. The Anti-Virus wall log (dbo.0823_av) was queried in this research for retrieving dbo.dns_query log and C&C Server(dns.cc_server) log to analyze if infected computer has already queried C&C Server for list during the specific timeframe. Take IP 140.129.32.161 as an example, it has already queried known C&C server lists (as shown in Fig. 20 and Fig. 21).
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The application of artificial intelligence within information security.

The application of artificial intelligence within information security.

It is concluded that software based biometrical devices, such as typing biometrics, seems to be the most promising for integration into current information security systems and specifica[r]

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Identity in Security Studies

Identity in Security Studies

In general understanding, security is related with threat, in other words security is lack of threat. In different approaches of International Relations, there are two distinct prospects for how security can be provided (Williams, 2008: p. 6). The first point of view is expressed by realist tradition which says security can be provided by accumula- tion of power in material sense. In that situation, actors must have power-related fac- tors such as arms, military and strong economy. The second, rival opinions came from Critical schools which indicate however, security is not a power-oriented phenomenon. This view attributes security with emancipation, justice and human rights (Jarvis & Holland, 2015: p. 18). In that consideration security is understood as the nature of rela- tionship between different factors not limited with material and observables. Here, se- curity is not produced by the ability to use of force on others. Instead, critical view as- serts providing security is not by bearing others, but it requires cooperations. And Constructivist school of International Relations theory is on between that two rival views on security studies. The difference and uniqueness of constructivist school is ex- plained by its emphases on states as primary actors of international relations and as primary objects of security. And in addition security with relatively state-centred view, attaches importance to non-material facts and variety of security such as identity, cul- ture, shared beliefs and understanding threat perception based on that kind of unob- servable critical concepts (Jarvis & Holland, 2015: p. 11). In brief, those different schools in security studies have in common starts their arguments with solving me- ta-theoretical problems in security studies such as objects and subject of the security by asking security for whom and what are the threats of that security.
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Host Security Based Research on Automatic Generation Method of Security Threat Intelligence

Host Security Based Research on Automatic Generation Method of Security Threat Intelligence

Abstract. In order to conduct in-depth analysis on the operating principle of malware and reduce its analysis period, this article proposes a behavior analysis based malware family clustering method; it conducts deeper layer behavior correlation analysis according to sample selection of different families, to generate the Security Threat Intelligence representing for the malwares of this family. It is beneficial to the rapid expansion of antimalware engine behavior library, and can give active response to host computer security events, to detect malware variants. According to experimental findings, this method can extract effective Security Threat Intelligence, detect malware quite effectively and efficiently.
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Applying the National Intelligence Process to Information Security

Applying the National Intelligence Process to Information Security

The same goes for an information security program. You certainly want to prevent a breach if possible, but would you respond to a breach by an insider with a different priority than by an outsider? Of all the systems and data you’re protecting, what do you care the most about?

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Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians

Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians

understanding with the Privy Council Office for corporate, administrative and security support; facility rental costs; and legal counsel. All other expenditures will be attributed to the Core Responsibility. While these adjustments will provide greater clarity in the longer term, they have resulted in shorter-term variances, such as the differences in planned and actual spending for Internal Services and the breakdown of the

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WHITEPAPER PROACTIVE SECURITY INTELLIGENCE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

WHITEPAPER PROACTIVE SECURITY INTELLIGENCE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

While it may seem obvious that more proactive, intelligence-based management of network firewalls and other security device infrastructure — including access routers, load balancers and the like — provides numerous opportunities to improve defense and prevent related compromise, documenting the financial and process-oriented benefits of this approach lends significant weight to its overall impact.

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Achieving Continuous Intelligence with Advanced Security Analytics

Achieving Continuous Intelligence with Advanced Security Analytics

DDSR respondents were asked about their top five frustration points with the security programs capabilities. Forty percent of participants said their single highest frustration was “The lack of integration/ interoperability among vendor solutions.” The second most common answer with 38% was “Tools are unable to recognize new and emerging threats.” Participants were also asked what their top five dissatisfiers were with the technology they already had in place. Just over 50% of respondents said “Too many false positives.” The other four top issues with technology were “Inadequate ability for correlating security incidents to business impact,” “Inadequate staff or expertise to get the necessary ROI out of current tools,” “The technology can’t handle the volume of data collected,” and lastly, “Inadequate visibility into threats ingress and or propagation in the environment.”
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IBM 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index

IBM 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index

Impact: The data contained in the table was detailed enough to potentially allow cyber criminals to pose as the company’s employees and attempt to gain credit in their names. In addition, the stolen data tables with the employee information were lost forever because the company hadn’t developed or implemented data recovery or disaster plans. As a result, the website had to be completely rebuilt—at great expense—to bring the company back online and put it back in business. Lessons learned: It’s vital that organizations perform security stress tests and proper data validation on homegrown web-based applications that have access to back-end SQL databases. Creating redundant backups of all data and keeping them offline can lead to quick recovery, while subscribing to or creating a robust disaster recovery plan can limit the financial loss that comes with having to start over and rebuild lost assets.
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Information Security & Intelligence

Information Security & Intelligence

As the only program of its kind in the country, Ferris State University’s Information Security & Intelligence (ISI) program is at the forefront in its response to the need for skilled workers in Information Security/Data Analysis/Digital Forensics. Developed with input from industry, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon, and investigative agencies, this program provides hands-on utilization of state of the art technology including emphasis on information security, visual analysis, data mining, and digital forensics. It's uniquely positioned to prepare students to address the global cyber security issues facing organizations and society. Qualified faculty bring to students the combination of real world experience, academic preparation,
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Double Layer Security in the Swarm
          Intelligence P2P Network

Double Layer Security in the Swarm Intelligence P2P Network

Differentiation from client-server systems like central authority makes many security challenges to the P2P systems. Peer-to-peer content distribution makes the authentication difficult because of the lack of a central authority. Without any authentication adversary nodes can spoof the identity and spoil the integrity by falsifying the messages in the overlay. This enables malicious nodes to launch man-in-the-middle or denial-of-service attacks and many security related attacks. Without a trusted agency which certifies identities adversary nodes can control a large fraction of an overlay network. Three most important requirements for secured overlay network are secured node-ID assignment, secured routing table maintenance and secured message forwarding . Threats specific to P2P-SIP are bootstrapping communications in the presence of malicious first-contact nodes, subversion of the identity- mapping scheme attacks on the overlay network routine scheme, traffic analysis and privacy violation by intermediate nodes, identity enforcement (Sybil attacks) and free riding by nodes that refuse to route calls but participate in the protocol to obtain service for themselves (selfish behavior).
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Policing Aviation: Keeping the Peace Intelligence Fed Security!

Policing Aviation: Keeping the Peace Intelligence Fed Security!

Ultimately, there remained (and arguably remains) intense reluctance to coordinate, to implement best-practices and to share information and data – including security related- criminal intelligence. One key issue is that international cooperation is just that, a means that seeks to unify different systems and approaches of individual nations – which, has at the primary aim to prevent and minimise conflicts and maintain peaceful societies. Unification of law seeks to replace the disparity that exists regarding substantive law and jurisdiction, clarifying mutual rights and obligations whilst providing transparency. However,
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Security Intelligence in Cloud with Intrusion Detection and Prevention Enhancements

Security Intelligence in Cloud with Intrusion Detection and Prevention Enhancements

Security is a two-sided coin in the world of Cloud Computing with its own pros and cons. It has some contentious issues in it, especially in the area of confidentiality and protection. The main situation and a common cause through which the cloud network becomes insecure, is the happening of intrusions. Intrusions that causes the downtime to the well-built systems are to be dealt with iron hands, both in case of paid services and free services, as well. To thwart the adversaries of the system and to mitigate the vulnerabilities, introducing an efficient Intrusion Controlling Systems both in terms of Detection and Prevention that associates well with the Cloud Resource Management is an essential factor. The previous works of the authors have proposed the systems String Based Intrusion Detection System (SBIDS) and Self Monitored Intrusion Prevention System (SMIPS). Also these systems’ ideology and concept was conceived and the development methodologies was depicted with an analysis. In this research work, these systems with an innovative approach of seeking the support of string matching algorithms for the detection of intrusions and a self monitored approach in prevention of intrusions have been implemented. The presently followed Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems in Cloud Computing may follow this proposed idea, to take out better results in identifying and preventing threat causing intrusions as early as possible with a lesser and easier effort in order to achieve the state of Security Intelligence.
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Political Intelligence and National Security in Ecuador: A Retrospective Reading

Political Intelligence and National Security in Ecuador: A Retrospective Reading

The political debate that has developed around the doctrine of national security in Latin America has been extensive. Nevertheless, we note with curiosity that there are few academic studies that analyze the existing linkage between institutional logic power frameworks and the strategies for the application of political intelligence that prioritized this military doctrine over civil intelligence. This article focuses on the figure of the “Pesquisa” in Ecuador during the Cold War. This term refers to that civil agent or police officer linked to the National Public Security Office whose mission was to infiltrate social movements, opposition political parties, labor unions, trade unions, universities, etc. His intelligence objectives or targets included people or individuals who were assumed to represent a threat to the internal security of the State, but also those government officials that often mixed their private life with the public sphere or maintained links with foreigners within a context of limited internationalization, in a country with parochial characteristics. With little instrumental and professional analysis capacity, the “pesquisas” and their networks built personal relationships with the authorities of the Presidency of the Republic or functionaries of the ex-Government Ministry – now the Interior Ministry – reproducing the political patterns of patronage, personal favors and clientelism.
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Issues and challenges in business intelligence case studies

Issues and challenges in business intelligence case studies

Many areas such as Education, Hospitality and Healthcare have seen the potential of Business Intelligence (BI) to accelerate the business process as to meet the objectives of organizations. Small Medium Enterprises (SME) is the most organizations that implemented BI [1] where they require support in decision-making. Apart from that, insurance companies, hospitality, healthcares, education and recognize industries benefitted from the use of BI too. The definition of BI itself has created the competitive advantages for an organization to deploy it Ziemba and Olszak [2]. In the context of supporting decision making, BI can be defined as “An architecture and a collection of integrated operational as well as decision-support applications and databases that provide the business community easy access to business data”[3]. To support the success of BI implementation, the Critical Success Factors (CSF) of BI has become the drivers of adoption strategies [4]. In addition, BI capabilities that cover both organizational and technological perspectives have extended the CSF elements to ensure the BI is successfully implemented [5]. According to Thamir and Poulis [6], BI capabilities should emphasize in four main points that become BI implementation strategies to facilitate both perspectives. The first point is, each level of management must be involved in technology and business perspective of BI implementation and the second point is the business must determine which dashboard or report will pinpoint to the business needs by improving the data quality from both perspectives. The third point is, the comprehension and understanding of stakeholders on BI uses within the organization to create impact to the organization’s culture is vital, and the last point is, an effective use of BI in both perspectives will direct the successful of BI implementation. BI success also can be achieved when BI capabilities support the setting of decision making which covers internal and external environments [7].
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