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So far The Ontic Team & Contributors has created 23 blog entries.

Protective Intelligence: ROI, Cost Savings, and Risk Analysis

A common challenge for security programs across all industries is to demonstrate return on investment, cost savings, and reduction of risk. Even though the need for proactive security measures to protect human life and assets is self-evident, program managers are usually required to articulate to their senior leaders in business terms, why specific security resources [...]

2019-08-20T16:39:32-05:00July 31st, 2019|Protective Intelligence|

Fragmented Data: How to Solve the Greatest Challenge Facing Protective Intelligence Programs

A White Paper Collaboration from Ontic Technologies & Concentric Advisors Introduction In recent years, organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profits, from governments to family offices, have all been forced to grapple with the security threat that persons of interest (POIs) pose to their employees and assets. POIs are motivated by a variety of factors including financial, [...]

2019-07-19T17:03:49-05:00July 16th, 2019|Protective Intelligence|

Ontic Technologies Welcomes Fred Burton to Board of Advisors

Ontic Technologies, the leading Protective Intelligence Security Platform, today announced the addition of Fred Burton to its Board of Advisors. Burton is the world’s foremost authority on Protective Intelligence, security and counterterrorism. He currently serves as Chief Security Officer at Stratfor, the world’s leading geopolitical intelligence platform and publisher. Prior to joining Stratfor, Burton served in the U.S. [...]

2019-06-01T15:45:10-05:00June 1st, 2019|News|

Ontic Technologies Welcomes Manish Mehta as Chief Product Officer

Ontic Technologies, the leading Protective Intelligence Security Platform, today announced that Manish Mehta has joined the company as Chief Product Officer (CPO). Mehta brings over 25 years of engineering and product management experience to Ontic. “We are fortunate to have a great track record of talent joining our organization. With Manish, we are raising the bar to the [...]

2019-07-11T11:27:32-05:00May 1st, 2019|News|

The OSINT Connection: Intelligence In Executive Protection

As investigators, we often find that there is a significant disconnect between what less-informed security managers THINK can be discovered during the course of an online investigation versus what ACTUALLY can be discovered. This two-part series from Ami Toben and Travis Lishok gives an appropriate account of how online investigations inform operations on the ground and vice versa. Each [...]

2019-07-11T12:15:19-05:00March 28th, 2019|Protective Intelligence|

On Threat Information Sharing Within The Protection Community

In the protection industry, the topic of threat information sharing has not entered many of our industry dialogues, which is overdue. Although information sharing is no easy task for our organizations, we cannot ignore the fact many potential threat actors we investigate may target multiple public figures over time. Therefore, it makes sense to consider sharing our investigative [...]

2019-07-11T12:15:19-05:00February 26th, 2019|Protective Intelligence|

Ontic Technologies Raises $4.65mm to Help Security Teams Proactively Keep People Safe from Acts of Violence

Ontic Technologies, a protective intelligence technology platform, announced today it has raised a $4.65 million Series Seed round investment led by Silverton Partners, with participation from Floodgate and Village Global. Ontic provides a protective intelligence software platform, aggregating disparate data sources and providing a workflow that surfaces “pre-incident indicators” for acts of violence, mental health issues and behavior [...]

2019-01-23T20:56:37-05:00January 23rd, 2019|News|

Protective Intelligence Trends As We Enter 2019

2018 undoubtedly has been an interesting year as it relates to protective intelligence initiatives and the challenges that our colleagues across the asset protection industry face. If we were to adequately address all of the important issues from 2018, this brief would be nearly 35,000 words – thankfully, we’re limiting this to a high-level overview. [...]

2019-07-11T12:15:19-05:00January 1st, 2019|Protective Intelligence|

How Protective Intelligence Can Prevent Armed Assaults

Our primary objective with the protective intelligence blog is to share ideas and create a discourse that will help like minded security professionals to protect assets and save lives. As talented as our team of contributors is, we see great value in highlighting important works created by our colleagues in the industry. Recent domestic and world events continue [...]

2019-07-11T12:15:20-05:00November 20th, 2018|Protective Intelligence|

The Versatility Of Protective Intelligence

The concept of “protective intelligence” was originally founded on the assumption that those actors that attempt to harm public figures share a common behavior & way of thinking. Additionally, these actors forecast their operational planning in the form of various pre-incident indicators – which, if detected and analyzed, can be used to mitigate threats. This has been best [...]

2019-07-15T14:51:49-05:00October 18th, 2018|Protective Intelligence|