Ionel Niţu

Ionel Niţu

Ionel Niţu

Short Bio

Ionel Niţu graduated from the National Intelligence Academy “Mihai Viteazul” Bucharest and holds a license in Psycho-Sociology.  He holds a MA of the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest and another one of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. He graduated a high level course at the Romanian National Defense College of and he holds a PhD in Military Sciences.

For over 16 years, he worked at the Romanian Intelligence Service – SRI, where he was for many years, the Head of the SRI Analysis Division. He is a university lecturer at the National Intelligence Academy and he is also guest lecturer at some other universities. He is the author of various articles, books, and scientific publications on geopolitics, management of military organizations, relationships between intelligence and policy-making, intelligence analysis and intelligence forecast.

Analysis: Which Are the Security and Risk Indicators to Use?
(Paper delivered with Iulian Popa)

The authors have drafted a multi-annual analysis, estimation, and trends assessment matrix for the evaluation of cybersecurity environment in Romania. Besides that, the matrix serves for building worst-case and best-case scenarios related to the cybersecurity in Romania. As their proposal is a beta-version, their work is intended for experts’ consideration and debate only.

In summary, Mr. Nițu refines the initial and simplified method of analysis, estimation, and trends assessment established earlier by Mr. Popa. The indicators the authors proposed here were chosen based on a well balanced impact-relevance methodology and they are designed strictly for evaluation, feedback and scenario building purposes. The authors acknowledge some of them may be subject to ongoing change.