The Role of Human Intelligence (Humint) in Deterring Cyber-Attacks and Digital Disruption


  • Editha Praditya
  • Syamsul Maarif
  • Yusuf Ali
  • Herlina Juni Risma Saragih
  • Rui Duarte


In the era of globalization and digitalization, cyber-attacks and digital disruption are becoming serious threats to information security. This research uses a qualitative approach to analyze cyberattacks, attack types, and their impact, focusing on the role of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) in addressing these threats. Cyberattacks, including malware, phishing, and DDoS, have devastating financial, reputational, and operational impacts. By engaging HUMINT, this research explored HUMINT's key role in understanding attacker motivation, social and psychological analysis, digital foot printing, and detailed information development. Collaboration between HUMINT and technical security teams is also emphasized to improve responsiveness to cyber threats. The results of this research provide a theoretical and practical foundation for the development of a holistic security strategy, emphasizing the important role of HUMINT in dealing with the evolving dynamics of cyberattacks.




How to Cite

Praditya, E. ., Maarif, S. ., Ali, Y. ., Saragih, H. J. R. ., & Duarte, R. . (2024). The Role of Human Intelligence (Humint) in Deterring Cyber-Attacks and Digital Disruption. Migration Letters, 21(4), 455–465. Retrieved from




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