Protective Intelligence

The Terrorist Attack Cycle Remains Unbroken

While our team and many protective intelligence professionals across the industry like to speak to the benefits of new technologies and new methods for protecting assets, we acknowledge that everything we do has a foundation in the tried and true methods that our colleagues in public sector security have developed over the decades. Specifically, it is important to [...]

2019-11-20T12:36:12-06:00November 20th, 2019|Protective Intelligence|

The Impact of AI & Machine Learning on Investigations

Our primary objective with the protective intelligence blog is to share ideas and create a discourse that will help like-minded security professionals protect assets and ultimately 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. There are countless examples of artificial intelligence, [...]

2019-10-01T10:25:52-05:00September 26th, 2019|Protective Intelligence|

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 [...]

2019-10-31T13:03:47-05:00July 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, [...]

2019-11-22T15:55:18-06:00July 16th, 2019|Protective Intelligence|

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|

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|