Understanding Intelligence

The power of Intelligence in your hands

How intelligence contributes to your company?

Your organization faces daily situations of high uncertainty. Intelligence analysis provides your company with crucial information analysis in order to anticipate risks, seize opportunities and globally manage crises. Thus, in your decision-making process you can have reliable information, consistent scenarios and global solutions.

The Analysis

Analysts are specialists in the assessment, integration, analysis and interpretation of information to convert it into knowledge.

Verintel Intelligence Units consist of multidisciplinary analysts versed in different cultures and languages and with great expertise in intelligence analysis techniques.

The Network of Experts

Our intelligence analysis units select and coordinate for each project the appropriate international team of experts of our privileged network specialized in the concrete sector.

This configuration in network allows us to provide a wide range of professional services and always taylor them for you.

What is not intelligence?

Information vs Intelligence
"The term information must be distinguished from intelligence. Information is news of an fact in its broadest sense. Information concept should be understood, therefore, as the starting element for the development of intelligence, considered this as the result of assess, analyze, integrate and interpret the information."
Private Investigators vs Verintel Intelligence Analysts
The activity of a Private Investigator is clearly different from that of the Intelligence Analyst. The figure of the Private Investigator is the responsible of obtaining and providing information and evidence of conduct or private facts.

Intelligence analysts, however, are specialists in the assessment, integration, analysis and interpretation of information from multiple sources to convert it into knowledge. Therefore they turn information into a valuable product, which is useful to make decisions with the lowest possible level of uncertainty.

Our analysts have different qualities, among them the specialization in one area of ​​knowledge, mastery in analytical techniques, language skills, intellectual rigour, maintaining an open and critical attitude, the presence of creative skills, written and oral communication capabilities and teamwork ability.

Thus, the services of private investigators and Intelligence Analysts are complementary, that is why Verintel often integrates information from detective agencies with other sources of information to produce intelligence.
Consultants vs Verintel Intelligence Analysts
According to the dictionary, a consultant is "one who gives expert or professional advice about a certain matter."

Our units of intelligence analysts are specialists in the selection and coordination of networks of experts from different countries and sectors. For each project Verintel selects the international team of qualified consultants in the right sector.

Thus, the specific knowledge of the consultants and the overall methodology of the Intelligence Analysts are complementary. Therefore Verintel frequently uses the expert information from consultants to analyze it with our strong scientific methodology that provides our services with technical excellence, high quality and reliability.

"Should analyze who thinks the best, not who knows the most."
Business Intelligence vs Verintel Intelligence Analysts
Business Intelligence is the use of technologies to collect, analyze and provide access to data and information. However, while computing resources are used to produce intelligence, the analysis and interpretation remain essentially a human activity.

Moreover, in terms of scope, the Analysis of Corporate Intelligence includes Business Intelligence, which focuses into the company, and Competitive Intelligence which aims to obtain information and to have knowledge of the environment more or less immediate where the activity is developed.

Information Security vs Counter-intelligence
Although nowadays the use of computer resources is essential in the management of information security, its use is not enough to guarantee confidentiality in your organization.
Despite our technological dependence, the transmission of sensitive information remains essentially a human activity.

Counterintelligence includes not only the safety management of internal information, but also the activities aimed to nullifying the knowledge that competitors try to acquire about the core of our organization.

Among the various tasks in counterintelligence you can find checking and accreditation of personnel than handles sensitive information; the creation of a culture of security among those who manage such information and the obligation to abide by certain rules and instructions; monitoring abnormal behavior of members of the organization or people responsible for handling sensitive information; the security hardening of meeting rooms, telephones, etc.; identification and monitoring of competitors intelligence units; assessment of sources; etc.