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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|

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|

Protective Intelligence Resources

This month, we thought it would be good to share some of our favorite resources that a security professional can use to stay sharp. We are often asked by our clients and colleagues what literature or ongoing education we consume in order to follow trends relating to protective intelligence. Our typical answer is that it’s a relatively sophisticated [...]

2019-07-11T12:15:20-05:00August 29th, 2018|Protective Intelligence|

Active Shooter Situations & Why Your Organization May Need A Protective Intelligence Program

According to the FBI in its April 2018 report titled, “Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017,” attacks have spiked significantly in the last several years.  Below, they have been broken down by the settings in which they occurred: 17 - Business/commerce environments (8 offenders were current or former employees) 14 - Open space [...]

2019-07-22T17:29:40-05:00June 19th, 2018|Protective Intelligence|

Part II: An Introduction To OSINT Research For Protective Intelligence Professionals

In the previous article (Part I), we discussed the context around open source intelligence (OSINT) research – how OSINT fits into the intelligence cycle, the explosion in social media use, and background information about the internet & browsing.In this second half of the series, we will now discuss tools and concepts that are central to the duties of an [...]

2019-07-18T16:22:01-05:00April 16th, 2018|Protective Intelligence|