Domain intelligence is an ARM-LP risk intelligence term of art. An attempt to describe the place loss prevention and reputation management intersect, domain intelligence considers three discrete components:

  • Security of Data
  • Security of Information, and
  • Security of Systems

These three segments define how ARM-LP (opens a new tab in your browser) understands cyber security, which does not protect computer systems and networks. Information security does that.

Before we encounter these competencies, though, I want to reiterate precisely what each competency intends to accomplish.

Unplugged Security

Epitaph on a community centre’s tombstone:
I don’t know what to say
I don’t know what to speak
My MBA is from Good Ole Ivy
They never taught me Geek

Domain intelligence is based on Security of Venue, an ARM-LP philosophy of use with respect to vandalism. Security of Venue is a type of physical security: it protects buildings, monuments, and other meaningful places. Domain intelligence is a type of digital security. It protects digital venues: websites, intranets and social media.

It’s simply not true that cyber security is about computers.

ARM-LP does not usually consider “cyber crime.” We are here concerned about the criminal use of a computer. If I use a hammer to commit assault, is it a “hammer crime”?

One particular phrase, or variations of it, is very important in ARM-LP: the communities we serve. Organisations and the markets they compete in are communities. Communities are people. People use computers. Criminals are people.

Criminals are people.

We all know what trolls are, but I prefer to use English: these people are delinquents, and though we commonly consider delinquents to be juveniles who tend to petty criminal behaviours, it’s not really so, at least with respect to the criminal use of computers. A report by the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency states that juveniles definitely commit these crimes, and that they are trained by adults. This question occurs to me:
How do we differentiate the juvenile delinquents from the adult delinquents?
According to a news report from the BBC, “… hackers and cyber-criminmals hitting the headlines aren’t doing anything magical.” The average age of those arrested for malicious hacking? Seventeen.

This answer occurs to me:

We can’t differentiate the juvenile delinquents from the adult delinquents. The best we can do is differentiate the intent, and I don’t think that’s good enough.