Archive for: 2016

Odin’s Ravens and Intelligence

Driving back from a meeting today I was listening to BBC Radio 4’s Natural Histories program, this episode. The fascinating subject was ravens, including one actually talking. No kidding. But there was also a link to the world of intelligence. One aspect of the story was intriguing in particular and that is the role of two ravens in Norse history…

Now Live – IMSL IKARUS™ – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Threat Intelligence & Analysis

IMSL is pleased to announce that its market leading UAS (drones) threat, intelligence and analysis service, IMSL IKARUS (Intelligence Knowledge & Analysis Relating to UAS Security) is now fully live following a successful period of testing with key UK Government departments. A leading innovator in the collection and use of Open Source information and the analysis of global threats,…

IMSL & CHC Global Announce Strategic Partnership for Insurance Industry Collaboration

IMSL and CHC Global are pleased to announce the formalisation of a partnership to build synergies for services to the Insurance Industry. For some time IMSL has been building the services and capabilities on offer to this sector, in terms of data, analysis and subject matter expertise, and with further growth in this sector now…

IMSL and Ariel Re Affirm Key Partnership for Innovation in Terrorism Modelling

Ariel Re have renewed their contract for IMSL’s terrorism services after a ground breaking first year. Ariel have procured StormCloud, the IMSL data service, with the Terrorism, SR&CC and War On Land packages, the StormCloud global target services, and support in geospatial intelligence. Dr Raveem Ismail, Specialty Underwriter at Ariel Re, also a founding editor…

IMSL Services Now Available on G-Cloud 8 to Enable Efficient Public Sector Procurement

G-Cloud, the UK Government initiative to encourage adoption of cloud services across the public sector, provides an easy procurement route for IMSL services through the Government’s Digital Marketplace framework. IMSL provides many of its services on G-Cloud from specific Palantir training to general intelligence best practices. You can view IMSL’s G-Cloud offerings on our service…

IMSL and DEPARTMENT 13 deploy innovation to counter drones

IMSL and Department 13 are developing a synergistic approach to counter the threat posed by small Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), also known as drones. Drones are now reaching the consumer in massive numbers and, while the vast majority of users operate them in a legal and responsible manner, a growing number are using drones irresponsibly…

Drones, Cyber and IED Threats

Today we are faced with three technologies that are changing the way warfare and crime (against the state or otherwise) can be prosecuted. These technologies are related to Drones, Cyber and IEDs.

Pete Norton GC Honoured by Canterbury Christ Church University

IMSL is very proud to announce that Major (Retired) Pete Norton GC is to be honoured by Canterbury Christ Church University by them conferring on him an Honorary Doctorate. Celebrating Pete’s outstanding contribution to public life in the UK, his significant achievements in the military field and his regional association with the county of Kent,…

I can’t believe it’s not Buddha, either

In my last post I mentioned a Leo Tolstoy “quote”. As you will have worked out, it was completely fake. You may have also worked out that I’m a tiny bit obsessed with fakery and falsehood, or where laziness leads otherwise intelligent people to believe what they read on the internet without critical thought, as…

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