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Cyber Intelligence: Actors, Policies, and Practices

Constance S. Uthoff
Cyber Intelligence: Actors, Policies, and Practices
ISBN: 978-1-62637-965-7
ISBN: 978-1-62637-966-4
ISBN: 978-1-955055-27-7
2022/441 pages/LC: 2021021212
Also of interest: Intelligence for Homeland Security: An Introduction by Jeffrey Douglas Dailey and Robert Phelps
"A valuable contribution…. Providing many detailed examples of cyber attacks aimed at the public and private sectors, Uthoff both documents and explains the various US policies and doctrines related to cyber intelligence and cyber threats from the 1990s to the present." —John D. Woodward, Jr., Boston University


US 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. Constance Uthoff provides a comprehensive overview of cyber intelligence, explaining what it is, why it is needed, who is doing it, and how it is done.

Notably, Cyber Intelligence:

• Outlines the roles of the major US intelligence agencies involved.
• Assesses significant laws and policies from the 1990s to the present.
• Compares methods and best practices across the public and private sectors.
• Looks beyond the US to explore the capabilities of actors like China, Iran, and Russia.
• Includes real-world examples and case studies.

The result is an in-depth examination of the processes and applications of spying in cyberspace, accessible to a wide range of readers.


Constance S. Uthoff is associate program director of the Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management Program at George Washington University.


  • The Cyber Domain.
  • The Threat Landscape.
  • The Cyber Intelligence Cycle and Process.
  • National Security Strategies and Policies.
  • The Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
  • The National Security Agency.
  • The Central Intelligence Agency.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Intelligence Sharing.
  • Counterintelligence Efforts.
  • Cyber Operations in International Conflicts.
  • Cyber Threats and Nonstate Actors.
  • Emerging Cybersecurity Challenges.
  • Three Case Studies of Cyber Espionage.
  • The Future of Cyber Intelligence.