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Operational Levels of Cyber Intelligence
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence (2014)
  • Troy Mattern
  • John Felker
  • Randy Borum
  • George Bamford
Countering malicious cyber activity is clearly not simply an ‘‘on-the- network’’ fight. Cyber Intelligence lies at the confluence of decisionmaking and cyber activity. Both decisions and activities can occur at various levels of operation.A three-part framework often used in both the government and private sector classifies these levels as Strategic, Operational, and Tactical.Though conceptually distinct, in practice the activities at each level often overlap. These definitions help frame the functions and roles appropriate at the various levels, but do not seek to establish an inflexible structure that is too rigid to meet real world mission requirements or
operational realities.
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Troy Mattern, John Felker, Randy Borum and George Bamford. "Operational Levels of Cyber Intelligence" International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence Vol. 27 Iss. 4 (2014) p. 702 - 719
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