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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…

Intelligence Analysis, Tolstoy and Narratives

I’ve blogged before about the importance, and danger, of “narratives” in delivering intelligence analysis to consumers.  Human beings absorb narratives instinctively, and indeed I think there is a “narrative bias” – if we are told things that are part of a story, we are more inclined to believe it, and indeed if we are writing…

IMSL People in the News

We are proud to announce that Charles McMinn, IMSL’s Intelligence Director, was recently recognised for the role he played in the Niteworks SPAES project when the project team won both a Business Leader and an Executive Committee award in the 2015 Chairman’s Awards. The project – SPAES (Social Media Prediction Analysis and Exploitation Service) –…

IMSL Appointed as Regional Distributor in UK and Europe for Department 13 Counter-Drone Solution

IMSL is a leading provider of Threat Intelligence Analysis, including Drone Threat Intelligence under its IKARUS programme. IMSL provides services to the insurance industry relating to technical threats, and has strong links to the defence and security industry. Department 13 (D13) (ASX: D13) is pleased to announce the appointment of IMSL as its regional distributor in…

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

  IMSL, a leading innovator in intelligence analysis of global threats, has secured its first customers for a new service called IMSL IKARUS (Intelligence Knowledge-base and Analysis Relating to UAS Security). IKARUS is underpinned by IMSL’s understanding of the fast-moving technological challenges and threats that organisations face in the modern world. We have listened and responded to their growing concern about the…

Conspiracy theories, Cognitive Bias and Intelligence Analysis

An intertesting article here relating to conspiracy theories and their worryingly increasing prevalence. The ease with which barking mad, crazy or just slightly twisted stories can be “broadcast” to the world worries me.   And the fact that people can easily find stories which they believe confirms their suspicions is more worrying.  There is a part…

Cognitive Bias in the Forensic Environment

This is a guest post from Donna Crossan, a recent graduate of the MSc course in forensics at Cranfield University who has recently been working at IMSL as an analyst. Why is there a lack of experimental research in cognitive bias and mitigation techniques within the forensic environment? One of the reasons research has declined…