Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Cyber Intelligence for Decision Makers

With the rapidly changing nature of cyber threats and high-profile exploitations of vulnerabilities, organizations are recognizing the need to address the systemic analytical challenges of cyber intelligence.

This course presents a non-technical approach to cyber intelligence for organizational managers and decision makers. It explains the important contextual understanding of cyber intelligence with regard to your organization and the organizational roles and competencies involved. This asynchronous, video-based course enables managers and executives to understand what cyber intelligence means for their organization and how to use cyber intelligence to improve the way they make decisions. You will learn a structured approach that can be applied to your organization to understand, evaluate, and assess cyber intelligence vulnerabilities using the Analytic Framework from the research of the SEI Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Project.

The eLearning course contains two hours of video instruction and exercises that apply the concepts presented.

Who should attend?

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Team Leads


  • The Definitions of Cyber Intelligence and Related Concepts
  • Cyber Intelligence in the Workplace - Organizational roles
  • Cyber Intelligence in the Workplace - Operations
  • Analytical Threat Engagement
  • Assessing and Prioritizing Threats
  • Preventative Cyber Intelligence Measures
  • Skills Required for Intelligence Analysts


At the completion of the course, learners will understand:

  • The role of cyber intelligence for your organization
  • The cyber threat environment for your organization
  • The role of the executive leader regarding organizational cyber intelligence practices
  • Potential risk factors in the absence of preventative measures
  • Core competencies and skills recommended for an intelligence team
  • The use of an analytical framework to develop analytical acumen for cyber intelligence


This course has no prerequisites.

To access the SEI Learning Portal, your computer must have the following:

  • For optimum viewing, we recommend using the following browsers: Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 or above, Safari 4 or above
  • These browsers are supported on the following operating systems: MS Windows 7 and above, OSX, most Linux distributions
  • Mobile Operating Systems: iOS default browsers versions 6 and 7; Android versions higher than 4.2


This course is taught by SEI research scientist Jay McAllister by means of recorded video lectures. Course exercises are included to assist your comprehension of the concepts presented. Learners will also be able to access additional resources related to the subject matter, including a downloadable copy of the course presentation slides.


Learners will have 90 days to complete the course. Once registered, learners will be granted 24-hour-a-day access to the course material for 3 months. Learners can proceed through the course at their convenience and can review and repeat individual sections as often as needed. Upon completing all course elements, the learner is awarded an electronic certificate of course completion.

Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials.

Course Details

Course Fees [USD]

eLearning: $100

This self-paced course is available online via the SEI Learning Portal.


If you wish to purchase this course for a group of learners, please email or telephone at +1 412-268-7622 for group rate details.

For More Information

Phone: 412-268-7622