Electronic Warfare, SIGINT and Corporate Intelligence with Michael Blicher Soerensen – Episode 44


    Welcome back to the Grey Dynamics Podcast! This week we are talking to Michael Blicher Soerensen. Michael is a veteran of the Danish army, specialising in Electronic Warfare and SIGINT. He is currently a Global Security Site lead at Meta (Facebook). We discussed what makes a good analyst, deploying to Iraq, corporate intelligence and much more. Enjoy!

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    We spoke about:

    • 2:40 – Michael’s background
    • 5:15 – Opportunities after working in SIGINT and Electronic Warfare
    • 9:17 – Killings your darlings
    • 10:40 – Adjusting to work outside of the army
    • 14:09 – Learning to build rapport with collegues in the workplace
    • 16:22 – What makes a good intelligence analyst
    • 20:21 – Discovering new career opportunities and staying open minded
    • 24:49 – Michael’s experience on deployment
    • 28:17 – Michael’s experience working with allied intelligence counterparts
    • 32:07 – Commentary on how training and background can heavily influence analyst’s perspectives
    • 36:32 – Tailoring intelligence to the consumers needs and creating valuable products
    • 38:08 – Issues in the field of OSINT
    • 48:30 – Intelligence professionals being able to educate consumers on intelligence can and cannot do
    • 51:30 – Competing with other internal and external intelligence professionals in the corporate world
    • 1:01:50 – Lack of Tactical intelligence in the private sector
    • 1:03:24 – Intelligence products currently consumed by in the corporate world
    • 1:05:47 – Cultural Recommendations

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    Ahmed Hassan
    Ahmed Hassan
    Ahmed is the CEO of Grey Dynamics. He has worked as a HUMINT specialist and focuses his writing and research on counterintelligence, Infosec, Covert Action and Space Operations. Ahmed also hosts our weekly Grey Dynamics Podcast.

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