18 Jan 12:03 avatar

The Rise Of OSINT In Threat Intelligence Analysis

By: Richard Hartley

Recent geopolitical events in Ukraine and the Middle East have highlighted the growing volatility of the world today. The emergence of states like Brazil, China and Russia underline how the world is moving to a more competitive place, with power more evenly distributed on a global scale. This structural shift in power distribution away from a consolidation of power in the West has been coined as the move from a unipolar to a multipolar world.
 
From another dimension, though, threats to governments and private sector organizations are increasingly fragmenting away from states and the traditional contours of sovereignty, and into the realm of entrepreneurial terrorist organizations.
 
Both of these shifts have implications for intelligence gathering in both the private and public sector.
23 May 14:20 avatar

In Corporate Intelligence, Think Like Israel

By THOMAS H. DAVENPORT

When we consider examples of the term “intelligence,” the Israeli Defense Force’s military intelligence capability and Mossad, the company’s intelligence agency, are always ranked at or near the top of the global list. One of the reasons that modern Israel has prospered for over 60 years is that the country’s leaders believe that knowing as much as possible about its enemies and friends is critical to survival. Companies can learn a lot from Israel’s example, and can get some help from intelligence-savvy Israelis in doing so.
3 Dec 11:49 avatar

Offshore company directors' links to military and intelligence revealed

David Leigh
The Guardian, Wednesday 28 November 2012

A number of nominee directors of companies registered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have connections to military or intelligence activities, an investigation has revealed.

In the past, the British arms giant BAE was the most notorious user of offshore secrecy. The Guardian in 2003 revealed the firm had set up a pair of covert BVI entities. The undeclared subsidiaries were used to distribute hundreds of millions of pounds in secret payments to get overseas arms contracts.