1st Edition

Corporate Security Intelligence and Strategic Decision Making

By Justin Crump Copyright 2015
    300 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Despite a clear and compelling need for an intelligence-led approach to security, operational, and reputational risks, the subject of corporate security intelligence remains poorly understood. An effective intelligence process can directly support and positively impact operational activity and associated decision-making and can even be used to drive the firm’s business in key markets. Corporate Security Intelligence and Strategic Decision-Making outlines the basic theory and supplies practical solutions for implementing an effective intelligence process in any commercial organization.

    The main areas covered include how intelligence in the corporate security environment relates to strategic decision-making; the factors that drive the requirement for corporate security intelligence, as well as the main legislative and ethical imperatives; and how intelligence-led processes can not only prevent loss but also support business growth and revenue generation. Detailed topics include:

    • Fundamental and theoretical ideas underlying intelligence work in the public and private sector
    • The collection, validation, collation, and analysis of intelligence
    • The effective and safe dissemination of intelligence material and the different reporting formats available
    • The use of operational models to help guide structures, processes, and the deployment of resources
    • How to implement an effective intelligence function in a corporate environment

    The topics include real-life examples of where intelligence has been used to support corporate operations and demonstrate how the theory applies to these practical examples, based on years of experience. While corporate security is the natural home of intelligence, the tools and techniques outlined are of course equally applicable for any decision-support process—making this book valuable reading for any leader.

    Foreword by David Burrill OBE
    What Is Corporate Security Intelligence?
    The Corporate Security Operating Environment
    Legal Drivers for Corporate Security Intelligence
    Operational Drivers for Corporate Security Intelligence
    The Fundamentals of Intelligence
    Management and Direction
    Intelligence Collection
    Operational Models
    Implementing the Function: The Intelligence Estimate
    Corporate Security Intelligence Use Cases and Examples
    Conclusion: Reinforcing Intelligent Security


    Justin Crump is an intelligence, security and defense expert with seventeen years’ service in the British Armed Forces and government, including operational experience in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. His corporate career saw him work as first as an investment banker and then as a director of a private intelligence firm. This combined experience eventually led to him founding his own successful analytical company, Sibylline Ltd, in 2010. He is a recognized commentator on world affairs, particularly regarding Islamist terrorism and the underlying theology, and is regularly consulted by international broadcast media. In demand as a speaker at conferences and events worldwide, he is also an expert on the design and delivery of training on emerging security and intelligence topics.

    "I am delighted that Justin Crump has decided to produce this timely work on Corporate Security Intelligence. I recommend it to all professionals in the field of security and risk, and to all stakeholders, especially key corporate decision makers. Most especially, I recommend it to all whom hither to ‘have not got it’. Given the world today, it is about time they did!"
    —David Burrill OBE, former Deputy Director Intelligence Corps and Chief of Staff of the Intelligence and Security Centre, UK Armed Forces, from the Foreword