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IMA Webinar: Introduction to Global Espionage & Intelligence Services Part 4-Iranian Security & Intelligence Mode

May 2 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am PDT

Note: You will receive a Certificate in Intelligence Studies upon completion of all 6 classes. You must be an Infragard member or Active Law Enforcement/Military to attend.

The “Certificate in Intelligence Studies” program offers a comprehensive and immersive exploration into the world of international espionage and intelligence. This certificate program, led by a seasoned retired CIA (SIS) Senior Operations Officer who was the Chief of Station at the CIA’s iconic training facility, provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the structures, strategies, methodologies, and capabilities of the world’s leading intelligence agencies as well as adversarial agencies.

Each class in the series is dedicated to examining the intelligence models of a specific country, offering a unique perspective on how different nations approach espionage and security. We start with the structure of US Intelligence agencies in Part 1. Then from the historical evolution of British and Russian intelligence services to the modern-day tactics of Israeli, Iranian, Chinese, and North Korean agencies, this program covers a wide range of topics. Participants will gain insights into key concepts and terminologies in espionage, such as HUMINT, SIGINT, and OSINT, and explore the historical context and evolution of modern-day intelligence.

Course Outline: Introduction to Iranian Intelligence

  • Historical evolution (British Mandate to Present)
  • Notable operations and methodologies
  • Espionage capabilities
  • Comparisons: MOIS=CIA; IRGC=FBI
  • Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS)
  • Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Intelligence Organization (IRGC)
  • Case Study: Story of recruitment operation against former Iranian Basij in Morocco
  • National Intelligence and Security Agency (SAVAMA)
  • Post-Revolution service modeled on SAVAK

Presenter: CTWatch

Who Can Attend:
Open only to vetted InfraGard members.

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