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Security intelligence

Security Intelligence Actionable, responsive intelligence

We enable clients to make confident, informed risk management decisions with timely and actionable security intelligence.

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Risk Advisory provides responsive strategic and protective security intelligence and analysis to guide business risk management decision making.

High quality, forward-looking all-source intelligence is central to all of Risk Advisory’s security services and is used by our clients to support their risk management decision-making, planning and crisis response. Our analysts are subject matter experts who draw upon their local knowledge, language skills and in-country experience. They deliver intelligence reporting from our international network of human sources, which often becomes an extension of our clients’ own intelligence capabilities.

We have two decades’ worth of experience in partnering with clients’ corporate security and crisis management teams, across a wide range of sectors globally, including banking and financial services, oil and gas, extractives and manufacturing, as well as investment and insurance companies.

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Clients who partner with us benefit from our:

  • Expert team – Our analysts and researchers are regional and subject-matter experts, understanding ground level threats as acutely as the wider geopolitical risks that influence them.
  • Methodology – Using intelligence analysis and assessment methodologies, we produce reports that are accessible, objective and unambiguous.
  • Client-focused approach – We have a well-earned reputation for listening to our clients and working with the utmost integrity to meet their needs.

Key features of our security intelligence service include:

  • SIAS, our Security Intelligence & Analysis Service
  • Bespoke security analysis and threat assessments
  • Political risk analysis and assessments
  • Strategic forecasting and intelligence estimates
  • Intelligence consultancy
  • Special intelligence services
  • TerrorismTracker database
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Forecasting conflict risk in the Gulf

An oil major, concerned about the Iranian nuclear standoff, commissioned us to assess the impact on their business in the Gulf region. Prepared for board-level decision maker, the security intelligence-based study concluded that the most probable scenario was that Iran would make ‘substantive concessions to lift sanctions’.

The report provided assessments on the status of the Iranian nuclear programme, in addition to the intentions and capabilities of Iran, Israel, the US and the Gulf states. We also provided detailed scenario analysis and designed an early warning system for ongoing intelligence and analysis monitoring.

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Local intelligence for a national project

A major financial institution commissioned us to undertake a wide-ranging security intelligence gathering and assessment project to inform decisions about the viability of a multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment in Afghanistan.

Our security risk assessment, which incorporated political risk analysis, was built upon detailed local intelligence and research carried out on the ground and through our international source network. It included high-level forecasts, intelligence on security, politics and social issues on the ground, mapping of key tribal stakeholders and incident-mapping in relevant areas. We also held local focus groups and undertook micro-polling in relevant areas to gauge opinion towards the proposed project.

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