Posts in Protective Intelligence
Protective Intelligence: Recognizing the Critical Balance Between Remote and On-The-Ground Intelligence

Remote intelligence is an essential component in our comprehensive travel risk assessments prior to the arrival of our advance teams.  However, it is critical to have a reliable source on the ground that can corroborate or negate initial intelligence estimates.  Marrying both remote and on-the-ground intelligence, is a requisite for providing our clients with the highest standards of safety and security.  Additionally, and this issue is severely understated, an over reliance on general news media coverage can provide false, and at times, an embarrassing version of what some protection agents and analysts refer to as “open source intelligence.”

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How Do Protective Intelligence Analysts Support Security Programs?

The most fundamental functions performed by protective intelligence analysts, are those that supplement the security program’s evolving assessment of threat/risk to the principal. Below, we make a distinction between that which we have the most influence over (activity of the principal/organization) and that which we have less control over (general population sentiment/activity).

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Protective Intelligence And Surveillance Detection

Protective Intelligence can be described as the process of gathering and assessing information about entities that may have the intention and capability of harming you, and utilizing this information to protect your assets.

As more and more individuals and corporations have begun to realize that early preventative measures are preferable to emergency reactive ones, many organizations over the last decade or so have begun to adopt a more proactive approach towards security...

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10 Challenges Undermining Your Protective Intelligence Program

Protective intelligence challenges can be divided into two categories, although they aren’t perfectly distinct and mutually exclusive. Category One includes all of the challenges that are inherent in the process of an organization carrying out the sequential steps of the intelligence cycle: Planning & Direction, Collection, Storage, Analysis, Production, Dissemination, and Feedback.

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