In 2015, a terrorist attack occurred every 43 minutes. Attacks are not just happening more often than ever before. 2015 also saw a broadening in scope of the terrorist threat.
Small-scale and less sophisticated attacks against ‘soft targets’ increased in frequency, including in countries previously successful in countering the terrorist threat.
And terrorist groups, particularly ISIS, recognised that targeting the economic interests of a country – as in Tunisia or Egypt – can undermine Governments that seek to counter their radicalisation and recruitment efforts.
What do these trends mean for you?
Well, in an increasingly globalised world economy, being located in a safe and secure Western country will not insulate your business from the consequences of terrorism.
And risks to your business go beyond direct threats to personnel, facilities or stock. What indirect impact could an attack have on your supply chain? Or will currency fluctuations following an attack affect your overseas transactions?
These threats, and the almost overwhelming flow of information and media hype around the threat from terrorism make it hard to see the wood from the trees. That’s where I can help.
Thanks to my intelligence background, I’m comfortable handling large volumes of data and quickly processing threat-related information. I can distil big data into specific intelligence that answers your requirements.
I’ve also spent years tracking down individuals, groups or information on the most remote corners of the internet. I use sophisticated, cutting-edge open source intelligence (OSINT) gathering techniques. If the data exists, I’ll find it.
This approach, my contemporary knowledge of the threats posed by global terrorist groups, and an international network of individuals and information sources, make me the ideal person to provide proactive and reactive assessments of the security risks to you or your business.
Services I can deliver include:
- Country or regional risk assessments
- Scenario-specific risk assessments (including travel or logistics)
- Trends analysis and forecasting (cross-sector, region or threat factor)
- Situation reports in response to a particular event (see sample report on the Garissa siege in April 2015)
- Social media analysis of individuals or groups