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Protective Intelligence

Actionable intelligence to safeguard people, assets and events

Customised intelligence solutions to meet the unique profiles and requirements of our clients

What is Protective Intelligence?

Our protective intelligence service supports and informs security planning, mitigation and operations for a broad range of risks.

Exploiting specialist tools and through targeted intelligence gathering, we monitor, investigate and assess client-specific threats online, including on the dark web. This includes tracking hostile intent and sentiment, extremist propaganda, criminal threats, exposure of sensitive or privileged information, and other activities that may represent a risk to clients by a range of actors, from fixated individuals to terrorists.

Threats specifically directed at an organisation and its people can be disruptive board-level concerns, and require ongoing monitoring, evaluation and assurance. As well as threat detection and assessment, our team uses specialised red-teaming methods to help clients understand their outward profile and form countering strategies to reduce exposure to potential threats.

We operate in support of ongoing executive protection missions, or on-off high-profile events such as annual general meetings, film and television productions, festivals, sporting events, exhibitions and conferences, and high-profile launches.

Why partner with us

Clients who partner with Dragonfly benefit from our mission-specific intelligence, discreet service and comprehensive threat coverage.

  • Mission-Specific Intelligence: Tailored intelligence-gathering strategies designed to meet your requirements.
  • Discreet Operations: Our discreet services operate without alerting hostile parties, maintaining confidentiality and protecting sensitive information.
  • Ethical Information Sourcing: We uphold the highest ethical standards in our information collection practices, ensuring compliance and integrity in every aspect of our work.
  • Effective Resource Guidance: Our expertise enables us to guide your mitigation resources effectively, optimising your risk management efforts.
  • Comprehensive Threat Coverage: Our services cover specific threats comprehensively, providing a robust shield for your business.

Key features:

  • Client-specific intelligence advice
  • Customised intelligence collection
  • Rigorous investigation of sources on the deep and dark webs
  • Ongoing monitoring and assurance
  • Daily or weekly updates
  • Rapid alerts to specific threats
  • Threat analysis and assessment
  • Red-teaming, counter-intelligence and risk profiling
Case study: Festival & awards ceremony

Before and throughout a major festival, we maintained online monitoring of threats or hostility towards any aspect of the event or its attendees. This involved screening all participants at the event.

Our security operations team also reviewed the security and crisis plans and procedures for the festival, providing detailed recommendations that further countered any significant risks and enabled a safer event. The client has subsequently asked us to rerun the project every year since then.

Case study: Annual general meeting

We conducted a comprehensive security threat and risk assessment to aid our client in evaluating potential security risks related to their annual general meeting (AGM) concerning activist groups or disgruntled shareholders.

During the lead-up to the meeting, we also offered vigilant protective intelligence monitoring to identify any emerging risks or signs of hostility among activists.

Case study: Film production

We supported a major film production in the UK and Italy, a core objective of which was enabling normal business by minimising disruption to the production schedule and controlling costs. The project began with a script review and an assessment of the risks and threats.

During the production itself, we provided ongoing protective intelligence, capturing threats and disruption, and even monitoring for IP theft from the film set.

Interested in our protective intelligence service?