Intelligence Gathering & Analysis

intelligence analysis

What is Intelligence and Intelligence gathering?

Intelligence results from:

  • collection, collation of data (observed facts)
  • evaluation, analysis, integration, and interpretation of these data pockets

The purpose of gathering intelligence is mostly geared towards:

  • reduction of the ambiguity or uncertainty after observation of activities.
  • get information on the capabilities of adversaries who pose a threat to the security of your organization or companies.
  • get intel on the competitors or adversaries their negotiations, for example business strategies.

To develop any type of consistent intelligence you will have to consider collecting actionable intelligence and relevant data from  different sources (raw intelligence, finished intelligence, strategic intelligence, operational intelligence).

  • Open Source Intelligence – OSINT
  • Signal Intelligence – SIGINT
  • Human Intelligence – HUMINT
  • Imagery intelligence (IMINT)
  • Measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT)

The AR INTELL Intelligence Agency can assist you in the ethical and legal gathering of up to data business intelligence which matters for you, intelligence on your competitors or adversaries in matter that are important for your company, corporation and organization. This is an important step toward developing a valid threat intelligence strategy and strong security posture in your total security risk management.

Vendor Screening – Supplier Check – Supply Chain Integrity Verification

supplier screening

When you outsource projects to third-party vendors, then you will benefit from checking beforehand who you are dealing with. This is important to protect your company or organization against potential lost revenue, loss off intellectual property and other liabilities that may lay in the road ahead.

In every new business relation, there are elements to check before starting.

We could do different types of background checks on vendors such as:

  • Regulatory compliance Screening
  • Compliance with Health Standards & Requirements
  • Compliance with Work Place Safety
  • Compliance with Environmental requirements
  • Financial Background Check
  • Insurance Compliance Check
  • Criminal Background Check

AR INTELL will screen a vendor or supplier in order to generate a complete view of their risk profile. Our assessment process will achieve this by getting complete and accurate risk data on your future vendors.

This could result in:

  • Understanding the regulatory framework in which a vendor or contracted third party operates
  • See the ISO and other standards which are applied in certain industries and supply-chains of vendors
  • An opportunity to make a remediation plan to avoid pitfalls and other business incompatibilities
  • Detect red flags in advance
  • Discover information otherwise hidden
  • develop a proper risk management strategy

The risk of not screening your vendors are to high. This is where AR INTELL can be of assistance.

Staff Profiling

Staff Profiling

This is useful to get a view of the different performance levels of individuals in your organization/company.

The different assessment methods should lead to better hiring or firing decisions.

  • identify high-performing employees
  • important information gathering tool for human resource management
  • get an indepth understanding of each staff their background and capabilities

Business Intelligence Research & Reporting

business intelligence reporting

Business intelligence (BI) focuses on:

  • strategies and technologies to analyze business data
  • is mostly used by big enterprises and corporations.
  • getting historical, current, and predictive views of business operations

General functions of business intelligence are:

  • in-depth reporting
  • online analytical processing
  • analytics
  • dashboard development
  • data mining & process mining
  • complex event processing
  • business performance management – KPI
  • benchmarking of processes and results
  • text mining
  • predictive analytics & prescriptive analytics
  • process large amounts of structured and sometimes unstructured data
  • design, identify & develop new strategic business opportunities
  • understand these big data.

AR INTELL can assists you with the identification of these new business opportunities. This can then lead to the implementation of a corporate business strategy. We work together with you on hands-on insights that can be useful for your company. The purpose is to gain a competitive market advantage and long-term stability when it comes to profit, services & sustainable products.

Falsification & discovery of concealed information and hidden assets

concealed information

 

AR INTELL can track down hidden cash and other hidden property. The main questions are where the hidden income is coming from or where it is hidden. We will look for:

  • tax returns & purchase receipts
  • social security numbers
  • bank statements
  • credit card statements
  • invoices
  • gifts used to hide sources of income.
  • known expenses
  • cash transactions – cash flow analysis
  • proof of stock options
  • use company assets for personal benefitis
  • financial activity on unknown accounts
  • check register activity
  • new loans
  • witness statements

When you look for these hidden assets, you must verify if they can actually exist. Avoid the risk of discovery abuse, by putting an undue burden on the opposing party. We look for facts, not fantasies. Hence a profile of the party we investigate will be build-up, leading to a deep profile.

Intellectual property protection & IP investigations

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Protection

  • A patent which protect inventions, machines, computer software, technology.
  • A trademark which secures branding elements for marketing campaigns, logos, slogans, and taglines.
  • A copyright which covers the original work in music, arts, photography, designs and other creations.

Our AR INTELL Intellectual Property investigation will look into:

  • protection of your intellectual property
  • trademark protection
  • copyright protection
  • patent protection
  • brand protection
  • counterfeiting issues
  • trademark infringements
  • piracy & misleading consumer information
  • fraudulent use of your brand identity
  • design infringement investigation
  • parallel trade investigations
  • grey market investigation
  • market surveys
  • IP due diligence
  • IP litigation support services
  • Geographical indication investigation
  • investigate products or services that claim ownership of your brand or logo or system
  • check if fake goods/products are trying to pass off as your real products/goods

Intellectual property investigations are needed to ensure that IP breaches are identified and mitigated. Thus you can avoid more financial losses, reputation, or brand damage.

Due Diligence Investigations

Due Diligence

As a private investigator and risk management company we conduct due diligence investigations on a regular basis. It is important to exercise care that you as a reasonable business or person is expected to take before you enter into an agreement or business contract with another party. You always need to act with a certain standard of care. This could even be a legal or ethical obligation.

The AR INTELL due diligence process will allow you:

  • have more confidence in your business decisions
  • engage confidently with new business partners
  • enhance your business operations
  • use the gathered intelligence

Types of due diligence investigations:

We can assist you with:

  • setting up smart due diligence reports
  • getting deep analytics insight in issues that matter for your business
  • risk assessment in general
  • corret understanding of the regulary frameworks
  • avoid loss of reputation
  • prevent financial losses
  • evaluating a company its assets during acquisition or take-over

We work in the 9 areas of due diligence processes:

  • Compatibility audit
  • Financial audit
  • Macro-environment audit
  • Legal/environmental audit
  • Marketing audit
  • Production audit
  • Management audit
  • Information systems audit
  • Reconciliation audit

During this auditing process, we will inspect your accounts and act as an independent body. The purpose of the audit will depend on the situation. But there will always be a detailed on-site verification, in-depth inspection and extended examination. We could look at a process or quality system, verify your compliance with legal or other requirements in your industry or sector. Audits are applied to your entire organization or could focus on a specific function, a business process, or production processes

Corporate Espionage

Industrial espionage, economic espionage, corporate espionage

Industrial espionage, economic espionage, corporate espionage is conducted for commercial purposes instead of national security reasons. For many companies it is impossible to admit that they were a victim of such types of “mishaps”. This means that your investigations into these matters need to be ultra discreet. You have to vigilant and setup a proper counter-espionage and counter-intelligence system. Corporate spies could have setup legitimate offices and can be hired by competing companies to perform intelligence operations or undercover spy operations on other entities.

person watching through hole

What is Corporate Espionage?

Corporate espionage refers to professional espionage conducted different purposes, either commercial or financial. This type of espionage is also known as industrial espionage (between organizations or companies), economic espionage (by governments, on the international stage) or corporate spying.

  • Acquisition of intellectual property
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Bribery of persons within organizations, government & companies
  • Blackmailing
  • Technological surveillance of specific targets
  • Cyber espionage
  • Data theft or Data Exfiltration by use of Malware, Ransomware, Hacking targets.
  • Cyber Attacks

It is important to be guarded against these type of activities and be able to detect and defer such type of activities in time and effectively.

Corporate Intelligence Services & Corporate Investigations

Corporate Investigations

What are corporate intelligence services & investigations?

Corporate Intelligence Services & Investigations will focus on:

How can AR INTELL assist you?

AR INTELL Corporate Intelligence will help you with the protection of your international companies. This is important when you expand your business networks, based on new opportunities. . Typically this will increase your business risk and exposure as an organization.  We will provide you with independent research and risk analysis.