The Intelligence Cycle

The initial collection phase involves gathering raw data from various sources such as corporate registries, media databases and the internet. This is complemented by human source commentary, and electronic data gathered via surveillance or IT forensics. All intelligence is collected according to strict protocols, and within a clear legal mandate.

The second phase involves the analysis of raw data, including its classification, translation, cross-referencing and validation, followed by a comprehensive assessment of the intelligence gathered in order to facilitate decision-making on the client’s side.

In the final phase, Bearstone delivers intelligence to our client and their advisors, in the form of written reports and verbal briefings by project managers.

The measure of our success is the quality of the intelligence that we provide, and the extent to which that intelligence enables clients to make qualified strategic decisions. To ensure that the information delivered is of high quality, Bearstone’s risk advisory team employs a wide variety of tools and resources during all phases of the intelligence cycle.