Gaining the Intelligence Advantage with Cyber Human Intelligence Gathering

Intel 471's Michael DeBolt on Why HUMINT is an Imperative, Not an Option
Michael DeBolt, Chief Intelligence Officer, Intel 471

Everyone has their favorite threat intelligence feeds, and information sharing is a must between public and private sectors. But don't overlook the power of cyber human intelligence, says Michael DeBolt of Intel 471. In fact, HUMINT is an imperative, not an option, he says.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, DeBolt discusses:

  • Myths and realities of HUMINT;
  • Why HUMINT is so effective;
  • How enterprises can begin to take HUMINT seriously.

As Chief Intelligence Officer, Michael DeBolt provides strategic and operational leadership across Intel 471's globally diverse team of HUMINT and technical researchers, linguists, analysts, and intelligence collection managers. Before Intel 471, Michael developed strategy and led operations as the US representative and Head of Cybercrime Intelligence at INTERPOL. As a Special Agent at the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), he specialized in national security cyber counterintelligence investigations impacting the US Navy and Department of Defense.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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