Imagine U.S. national security compromised by Wikileaks. Towns held hostage by ransomware. Corporate websites hacked. Cyber espionage and cybercrimes are increasing in both frequency and sophistication―requiring the collection of actionable intelligence in order to combat them.
Assistant professor Connie Uthoff ‘s recently published book, Cyber Intelligence: Actors, Policies and Practices, provides a comprehensive overview of cyber intelligence, explaining what it is, why it is needed, who is doing it, and how it is done.
The book provides an in-depth look at spying in cyberspace by:
- Outlining the roles of the major U.S. intelligence agencies involved.
- Assessing significant laws and policies from the 1990s to the present.
- Comparing methods and best practices across the public and private sectors.
- Looking beyond the U.S. to explore the capabilities of actors like China, Iran, and Russia.
- Including real-world examples and case studies.
Ms. Uthoff is the associate program director and assistant professor for the Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management Program master’s program in GW’s College of Professional Studies. She is a recognized expert in the field with more than 20 years of professional security experience.
In addition to publishing her first book, she is the author of several chapters on related topics. She is actively engaged within the industry and a frequent contributor to the United States Cybersecurity Magazine and expert commentator in other media sources.
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