The Role of Baseline Threat Assessments in Protective Intelligence

The Role of Baseline Threat Assessments in Protective Intelligence
June 18, 2020 sdcdesign

The Role of Baseline Threat Assessments in Protective Intelligence

By Fred Burton, Executive Director, Center for Protective Intelligence at Ontic and Scott Stewart, Vice President at TorchStone Global

As their name suggests, baseline threat assessments are foundational tools protective intelligence teams use to establish the threat posed to a specific person, company, event or facility. Baseline threat assessments are conducted to create as complete a picture as possible of the existing threat level, and will typically examine factors that could bring hostile attention to the subject, any currently known threats, the universe of potential threats and threat actors, as well as the subject’s general threat environment.