Henley-Putnam’s BS/MS Degrees in Intelligence Management Offer Practical Counterintelligence Training
Counterintelligence is an essential component of intelligence; it helps to protect sources and methods, it detects and prevents adversaries from penetrating and attacking nodes of intelligence collection and analysis, and offensively it seeks to penetrate and render ineffective the intelligence operations of foreign governments. Advanced counterintelligence training and advanced counterintelligence skills are increasingly important requirements to protect secrets and assure the integrity of information.
Counterintelligence analysts work in nearly all levels of various department and agencies in the government, especially those that are engaged in intelligence and national security. Examples at the federal level include the Office of Counterintelligence at the Department of Energy, which helps protect and safeguard sensitive information about nuclear weapons, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which is the lead agency for exposing, preventing, and investigating intelligence activities in the United States; the FBI has at least one Counterintelligence Working Group in each of its 56 field offices.
Counterintelligence professionals don’t just work for the federal government, however. Large multi-national corporations are quite often the target of the intelligence organs of foreign governments and companies that seek to steal proprietary corporate information. Economic and industrial espionage is a persistent threat that requires many of the same counterintelligence training and skill sets of government counterintelligence analysts. Examples of high-profile targets of intelligence operations include private sector pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies where coveted scientific knowledge drives multi-billion dollar R&D budgets.
No matter where you are in today’s global economy, you need to develop a sense of security awareness of potential threats ranging from cyberterrorism and hackers to white collar crime and money laundering. A highly-relevant Bachelor or Master of Science Degree in Intelligence Management from Henley-Putnam University equips students with the specialized knowledge they need to become astute strategic security and intelligence professionals. From courses that range from Managing the Security Organization and Technical Surveillance to Counterintelligence and Clandestine Communications, Henley-Putnam’s expert faculty teach practical counterintelligence skills.