Counter-intelligence is the ‘spy vs spy’ discipline dedicated to the identification and restriction of intelligence operations against you and your organisation.
It’s no secret that other states and actors are interested in the information your organisation possesses.
Counter-intelligence is the discipline of intelligence that works to detect those who seek to use intelligence collection against you.
Counter-intelligence does 3 things;
1. Counter-Intelligence Operations identifies those who are working for another interests (other countries or criminal organisations).
2. Counter-intelligence operations involve deception or misinformation to confuse or mislead those ‘other’ interests.
3. Counter-Intelligence Operations involves the recruitment of intelligence informants in other organisations to identify those who are operating against us.