Consulting and Training
We are proud to have quite literally written the book on corporate security intelligence, “Corporate Security Intelligence and Strategic Decision Making,” which was published by Taylor and Francis in 2015. It recognises our experience of providing customised and effective solutions for clients, drawing on best practice across a wide range of industries and company sizes.
Since 2010 we have helped people from hundreds of organisations develop their in-house capability, regardless of size or budget. Our contention is that anyone can improve how they conduct intelligence in an effective and efficient manner, by using a few simple but essential tools and approaches.
Projects have ranged from tackling a specific problem or issue, to the creation of a system of internal processes from scratch. A key issue that clients often encounter is defining and managing their own internal intelligence requirements, and we focus significant attention on this area. It is a particular focus of our ongoing work to refine best practice across the security industry and derive a standard that will support ISO 31000 in the definition of effective risk identification and decision support processes.
You can find out more information on our case studies page, or please contact us to discuss your needs.
Sample activities include the following:
- Running joint training for the intelligence services, military, police, and corporate security sector of a major African country.
- Running workshops on social media, countering jihadist terrorism, and geo-spatial intelligence.
- Conducting a major internal appraisal for a nuclear power company to review their entire intelligence approach, apparatus, collection plan, and reporting capability to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
- Working with professional organisations to produce relevant reporting streams for their members, helping improve their “offer”.
- Conducting in-person briefings at up to board level on key threats and opportunities.
- Consulting with security and resilience departments in order to assist them to better position their intelligence output within the business, helping them gain relevance and traction
- Running “red team” exercises to test the abilities of crisis managers to respond to threat scenarios, and maintain effective contingency plans