Cyber Threat Intelligence Track

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The Cyber Threat Intelligence Fellowship Track Policy provides students with a direct pathway to cyber-focused internships & careers in the United States Intelligence Community (IC) workforce.

This program aligns with the NICE Framework work role of Threat/Warning Analyst.

A limited number of free seats are available to veterans with proper identification. All Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) are eligible for this program.

For more information, contact Randy Pestana, Assistant Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives, at rpestana@fiu.edu.

ACADEMICS

CTI Track participants will enroll in the Global Cybersecurity Policy certificate, taught by professors with a profound background in Cybersecurity, and is scheduled as follows:

Summer B
Cyber Operations 101
Fundamentals of National Security

Fall
Cyber Threat Intelligence 1
International Cybersecurity Law & Ethics

Spring
Cyber Threat Intelligence 2
Writing for Intelligence & National Security

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Intelligence Fellows in both tracks participate in professional development workshops aimed at enhancing job seeking-skills. During the fall and spring semesters, Fellows receive support in five critical professional development areas: resume, cover letter and personal statement writing, developing an elevator pitch, and honing scenario-based interview question skills. During the spring semester, Fellows refine skills in public speaking, networking, and branding for success. Furthermore, Fellows meet and brief hiring managers and agency representatives during the Fellowship’s annual spring break trip.

Additionally, CTI Track participants will receive preparatory instruction for CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ exam certifications.

RESEARCH

Fellows will hone their research and analytical skills by conducting a program-long research project, for which they will be given opportunities to present their research to public and private sector officials. Fellows research, write, publish, and present on a specific functional and geographic area during the course of the program. The research project integrates other aspects of the program. Fellows work directly with their mentors to finalize a research topic and incorporate their topic, where applicable, to complete fall and spring semester assignments for the Structured Analytic Techniques and Effective Government Communication courses

Fellows in the CTI track will complete a team-based Intelligence research project that will focus on geopolitical rivals and their cyber capabilities. CTI Fellows will be expected to present their research to cybersecurity professionals during their spring break trip.

MENTORSHIP

Fellows work with mentors, some who have served or currently serve in the U.S. intelligence community and private industry leaders in cybersecurity, to provide guidance in three key areas: professional development, intelligence community/private sector culture and subcultures, and intelligence analysis (research, critical thinking, and written and oral communications skills). Mentors and Fellows meet face-to-face routinely throughout the academic year to help develop both writing and briefing skills.