05 December 2022

Webinar | Avoiding Cognitive Biases in Your Investigations

Objectivity is listed first out of all five Intelligence Community Analytics Standards in Intelligence Community Directive 203 2015, which illustrates the must for investigators to conduct their research without prejudice. Nevertheless, there are three common cognitive biases investigators might unconsciously run into – confirmation bias, availability bias, and clustering illusion.

This webinar will discuss:

  • What cognitive biases are
  • How the biases negatively impact your investigations
  • How you can avoid them throughout the investigative process

Meet the Speakers

Aaron Dixon is a former member of the New Zealand Military who has spent the last 6 years working as a consultant in the areas of IT Security and Compliance, Data Privacy, Digital Forensics and Cyber Threat Intelligence. He holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in History and Defence Studies, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in International Security. His primary areas of interest are terrorism and geopolitical conflict, as well as focusing on the foundational processes and principles of the Intelligence Cycle.

Bradley Taylor is Maltego’s Senior Account Executive and works with Cybersecurity organizations. He heralds 15 years of experience in sales management and has a burning passion for cybersecurity and technology.

Daphnée Aguilar is a criminologist with eight years of experience as an Intelligence Officer in National and Exterior Security. Specialized in ISR and in developing actionable Intelligence for the identification, prevention, and neutralization of threats and risks from TOC. Helmut Schmidt scholar at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Erfurt University.