Intelligence…. Not mental capacity , but the information and awareness kind. Intelligence is vital to our operations, it is the information edge that we need to prevent, detect, and respond to events of all kinds. Intelligence is not just cyber, it can be operational or regulatory, or simple benchmarking to compare your commitment of people and funds as compared to your peers. As the world becomes more complex and dynamic, intelligence is becoming more critical. The key is taking the deluge of information and converting it into “actionable” intelligence. On the cyber side alone, literally thousands of alerts and threats are published daily. It’s next to impossible for a typically staffed credit union to handle the distilling of the information.