The STEMPLES Plus framework as an analytical tool used to identify key drivers of change in the strategic environment of target countries. We use this to measure and analyze repeatable indicators of change that may lead to adverse cyber activity against our clients.

STEMPLES Plus analysis includes Social, Technical, Economic, Military, Political, Legal/Legislative, Education, and Security as areas for measures.


The Plus represents possible indicators of change including Demographics, Religion, and potentially Psychological aspects of the target country. We also measure country geo-political and socio-culture aspects to understand how changes in the strategic environment here may invite malicious activity in the cyber arena. The intent is to gather open source information related to each area of measure documenting the findings. The analysis is related to the requirement as defined below in the figure above where the intent is to gather areas of measure as it pertains to the target country’s potential for building, supporting, and executing cyber warfare actions and operations.

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