OutlineModule 1: Introduction
We begin the course by defining what Structured Analytics Techniques (SATs) are, their purpose, and their history. We will present a high-level overview of other thinking approaches and explain why SATs are of high-value to you.
We proceed with presenting the different family groups of SATs and how they are linked to one another. You are taught the guidelines on when you should employ SATs, and how to select the right SATs for any given situation.
Module 2: The Structured Analytics Techniques
In this module, we teach you the Structured Analytics Techniques that are most relevant to cyber security and the ones that are the easiest to employ in the corporate world. The main groups of SATs taught include:
Module 3: Guidelines to Select the Right SATs
- Decomposition and Visualisation
- Idea Generation
- Scenarios and Indicators
- Hypothesis Generation and Testing
- Assessment of Cause and Effect
- Challenge Analysis
- Decision Support
- Futures Thinking
In this module, you receive pre-prepared templates for selecting the right SATs depending on the problem, subject, or outcome you wish to resolve or accomplish. We also teach you how to create your own templates so that you may rapidly create new business processes, draft plans, and produce intelligence products.
Module 4: Facilitating Critical-Thinking Sessions
In module 4, we teach you how to formally run critical-thinking sessions within your organization using SATs. What materials do you need? How can you run a session over the phone? What if, some of the people involved in making the decisions are unable to communicate with each other due to personality conflicts? How can you keep people engaged and interested?
We will answer all these questions, and many more.
Module 5: Master Exercises
Finally, we conclude the course with half-a-day of exercises where you will practice using SATs to work on complex cyber security topics. We offer some pre-prepared topics for you to work on with other students as a group, and we also invite you to suggest topics of your own that you would like to work on during the class.