Predicting and influencing actions before crucial incidents or decisions are made requires considerations Left of Launch. Whilst normally reserved for adversaries, how we gain ground for preventative programs within an organisation without clear evidence forces internal analysis focused prior to decision-making.
Evaluations such as risk are partially built on external threat assessments, regarded as intelligence. Understanding what intel is, what it can do, and what it cannot is foundational to recognise the spectrum of offerings. The following synopsis of intel from a cyber perspective starts a whole new line of inquiry.