Risk Advisory Group launches specialist security intelligence services firm

The Risk Advisory Group has established a specialist security intelligence services company to provide security experts with geopolitical threat intelligence.

Led by CEO David Claridge, Dragonfly’s flagship subscription Security Intelligence & Analysis Service provides bespoke, forward-looking and actionable all-source security intelligence that puts clients ahead of the news agenda and complex threats. The service converges technology with individual expertise, using human intelligence and data, with innovative assessment, risk modelling and analytics.

A programme of investment in technology accompanies Dragonfly’s launch, starting with new API capabilities.

Dragonfly’s suite of security intelligence products also includes protective intelligence, which employs specialist tools and techniques to monitor client-specific threats online and TerrorismTracker, its global terrorism monitoring service featuring a database of almost 15 years of terrorist activity.

The firm also supports long term executive protection missions, threats to organisations and their reputations, or high profile events such sport events, AGMs and media productions.

“By moving our security intelligence team from Risk Advisory to Dragonfly, we are setting a marker that we see enormous opportunity in establishing a distinctive new brand to build upon the growth of our cutting edge SIAS service in a space that can look rather homogenous,” Claridge explained. “We have a fantastically experienced team with a respected reputation that will continue to burgeon as Dragonfly. The new company is a natural transition that will allow us to be even more agile, to innovate and invest in our platforms and services, and to forge a path that is completely focused on the needs of our loyal clients.

“Global organisations find themselves operating under increasing pressure from overlapping and interacting security, political and operational challenges. In establishing Dragonfly, our vision is to transform the place of intelligence in security decision-making, to collaborate with our clients to help them foresee their risks, to protect their prized people and assets, and so sustain their business advantage.”

Chris Rowley, CEO of Risk Advisory, added: “The decision to form Dragonfly is part of a long-term senior management and board strategy for Risk Advisory, recognising the potential within the specialism of security intelligence services. It’s a positive step for both companies and we’re confident the dedicated and experienced team at Dragonfly will carve out its own unique space within the security intelligence market. Its establishment will complement and enhance the broader group’s offering, while Risk Advisory continues to build on its established presence, and over twenty-year tradition of delivering strategic intelligence and investigations services across the global corporate landscape.”

Dragonfly’s embedded security intelligence service provides experienced risk specialists to work in-house or remotely.

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