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Your world as you know it is over

Your world as you know it is over

Author: Mario Bekes

We can argue and discuss how life, business and social interactions were in the Pre-COVID world, however, none of this changes the fact that the world we know is over and we need to refocus our activity on positive things. To enable us to continue to go about our daily... View Article


Understanding of Communism and Intelligence Services

Author: Mario Bekes

Western and communist countries have had very different approaches to intelligence gathering over the years. The fundamental difference is that the communist approach starts with childhood education and intelligence service secrecy. Western countries on the other hand are far more open in how its population is educated and the plans... View Article


The need for industry intelligence gathering on eco-terrorism

Author: Mario Bekes

With the rise and impact of eco-terrorism, industry needs to gather more intelligence to help it combat the threats. The Impact has reported how the FBI view eco-terrorism as the biggest domestic terror threat and the wide-ranging disruption caused by the Extinction Rebellion group is just one example of how... View Article




Don’t forget the human – fighting industrial espionage and cyber crime

Author: Mario Bekes

Human Intelligence Applications and MethodsH By Mario Bekes, Director Insight Intelligence Industrial espionage has been in the news again recently with various reports about Huwaei’s activities1. At a time when businesses are investing multiple millions of dollars in data protection systems, are they overlooking some of the most basic forms... View Article


Trash Intelligence

Author: Mario Bekes

All Intelligence is information, not all information is intelligence (Lowenthal, 2000) Trash can be a valuable source of intelligence but how can it be of value and what are the dangers people and businesses need to watch out for? In this article, we look at how to structure the management... View Article


Using military know-how to reduce your reputational risk

Author: Mario Bekes

Reputational risk, and how to mitigate it, is a frequent topic at the boardroom table. It is a risk which could affect anyone, particularly high profile corporations and government agencies. The impacts are wide ranging including financial loss, lost revenue, increased operating and regulatory costs and most importantly loss of... View Article


Understanding Key Intelligence Needs (Surveillance Investigations)

Author: Mario Bekes

In our current environment the key to survival for an organisation depends on their ability to see the bigger picture and this is particularly so for insurance companies and claims agencies. Claims are ongoing on a daily basis regardless if it is worker’s compensation, life insurance, public liability or third... View Article