About Us

Cyligence is a new cyber threat intelligence, analysis company providing intelligence-driven consultancy and specialized training.

The customized training focuses on helping enterprises understand that we all have an individual role to play in protecting our networks and data.

It builds upon MITRE’s concept that each of us forms a part of the “human sensor network” that must be tuned to enhance the organization’s cyber awareness culture.

Leadership

Dr. Edna Reid is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of  Cyligence.

She is a retired FBI intelligence analyst currently specializing in cyber intelligence consulting, planning and training.

Edna provides consulting, training and conducts research on methodologies for using and teaching cyber intelligence as well as creating a framework of a holistic approach to cyber security education. This approach involves “unbundling cyber security” to integrate it into non-technical disciplines such as psychology, human relations, healthcare and communications.

The NSF would probably call this “cyber security for all.”

As an Associate Professor in the Intelligence Analysis Program at James Madison University (JMU), Edna designed and taught new courses in cyber intelligence and targeting of cyber adversaries.

Edna is a member of the Cyber Intelligence Task Force of INSA and the Advisory Board of the Federal Information Systems Security Educators Association (FISSEA). In 2016, she presented a keynote address at FISSEA 29th Annual Conference and later became a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of VA Cyber Range.

Edna taught at several universities in the U.S. and Singapore. At the University of Arizona, she served as a research scientist on the Dark Web project at the Artificial Intelligence Lab. She was an Associate Professor with Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Formerly, she was an entrepreneur with an information brokerage company in Malaysia.

In the JMU study-abroad program, Edna took students to Singapore where they focused on terrorism and cyber intelligence, which featured a tour and briefing of the INTERPOL cybercrime center. Currently, she is designing a graduate online certificate in cyber intelligence that will be launched in 2017. In addition, she is working with industry partners to design an instructional Security Operations Center (SOC) for the IA program.

Education

Graduate certificates:

  • Management information System (MIS), American University
  • Denial and Deception (D&D), National Intelligence University