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Intelligence led security testing

The Benefits of Intelligence-led Security Testing

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The UK’s Ministry of Defence defines intelligence as the directed and co-ordinated acquisition and analysis of information to assess capabilities, intent and opportunities for exploitation by decision-makers at all levels.

Information, on the other hand, is defined as unprocessed data of every description that may be used in the production of intelligence.

I describe intelligence as actionable information

The key question to ask when presented with ‘intelligence’ is:

“what can I do with it?”

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