INTEL-15. Intelligence Defense


INTEL-15 | Intelligence Defense

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What is intelligence defense and how does it complement traditional intelligence?

How can intelligence defense help protect my organization from being targeted for competitive intelligence?

How do I practice intelligence defense? How do I help my organization practice defense?

When organizations conduct competitive or strategic intelligence, there are organizations on the other side that should be prepared for intelligence defense. Odds are, this includes your organization. While competitive intelligence practices, tools, and techniques are taught and commonly discussed, most organization neglect the need to protect themselves from targeting. Intelligence defense, called counterintelligence in traditional intelligence circles, is a systematic practice that is designed to protect your organization from intelligence collection and discovery, or even to minimize your risk of being targeted by competitors. In this course, we will flip competitive intelligence and look at it from the perspective of defense, taking intelligence offense techniques to design defensive programs that can protect your intelligence team, your intelligence efforts, your intelligence stakeholders,…your organization.

Prerequisite: Courses can be taken in any order and no prerequisites are required. However, participants enrolled for the “Core” and Dual Competitive Intelligence Certificates are recommended to complete courses INTEL-01, INTEL-02, and INTEL-03 prior to INTEL-15.

Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will understand how to use competitive intelligence to identify how their organizations, teams, and individuals may be vulnerable to CI targeting and collection. Participants will also learn how intelligence defense programs can be designed and implemented, and how defense may be applied to protect organizations and their assets from competitive intelligence.

Specifically, participants will be able to:

  1. Consider the intelligence cycle, practices, tools, and techniques from the perspective of intelligence defense.
  2. Apply the intelligence cycle, practices, tools, and techniques to design an intelligence defense program.
  3. Understand how to protect an organization’s competitive assets from intelligence collection and discovery.
  4. Align intelligence defense program and practice elements to the requirements of their organizations in order to design and implement the right program and practices to their circumstances.
  5. Understand how to help management, intelligence customers, and other intelligence stakeholders appreciate the value of intelligence defense to their organizational competitiveness.

Participants will develop skills and abilities according to professional competencies outlined by Knowledge inForm. Course assessment, exercises, and discussions will measure and evaluate the degree of understanding that participants achieve over the learning process.

About the Instructor

Cynthia Cheng Correia helps professionals and organizations enhance what they do. For over two decades, she has helped managers and companies develop their competitive intelligence (CI), critical foresight, and strategic capabilities through advising, training, improving processes and practices, & applying effective tools. Click here to learn more. 

Course Schedule

Lectures for the Competitive and Decision Intelligence Certificates Program courses are now pre-recorded. This offers participants more flexibility and convenience to listen to recordings according to their schedules. There will be only two live meetings focused on group discussions and questions for the dates listed in the course schedule, below.


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Member Price: $495

Non-Member Price: $715

SLA and the instructors reserve the right to cancel the course if a minimum registration count is not met.

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