Business Intelligence Investigations

  • Former Federal Agents
  • 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • Investigations, Compliance & Defense
Chris Quick

Former Special
Agent (FBI & IRS)

Roger Bach

Former Special
Agent (DOJ-OIG & DEA)

Timothy Allen

Former Special Agent
(U.S. Secret Service & DOJ-OIG)

Ray Yuen

Former Special
Agent (FBI)

Michael S. Koslow

Former Special
Agent (DOD & OIG)

We Can Uncover What You Need to Know to Face an Internal or External Threat

Tim Allen

Business Intelligence Lead – Timothy E. Allen | Former Special Agent (U.S. Secret Service & DOJ-OIG)

Businesses of all sizes can face internal and external threats. From employee theft to network intrusions, numerous issues can threaten businesses’ financial assets and intangible property. Malicious acts can also disrupt businesses’ operations, and, in many cases, they can harm businesses’ goodwill and the trust they have built with their employees.

If your business is facing an internal or external threat of any nature, you should take immediate action. You may not be able to afford to wait. If a hacker, competitor, or other bad actor has gained access to your company’s accounts, inventory, or network, you need to respond swiftly and strategically. At this stage, delays and mistakes could prove incredibly costly. You need to know what happened, how it happened, and when, and you need to know whether your business is exposed to ongoing losses.

Our Team of Former FBI, DOJ, and U.S. Secret Service Agents

At Corporate Investigation Consulting, we are a team of former high-ranking agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Secret Service, and other federal agencies. Our Business Intelligence Investigations practice is led by Timothy Allen, a retired Special Agent with the United States Secret Service, Electronic Crimes Special Agent Program (ECSAP). Allen also previously served as a Senior Special Agent and Computer Forensics Examiner with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG), in which capacity he was responsible for performing audits and investigations to prevent intrusions into highly classified government networks. Allen has testified before Congress on cybersecurity matters, and he has consulted with numerous companies on matters related to network security, data breaches, and computer espionage and theft.

Our team also includes several former Special Agents, Supervisory Special Agents, and Special Agents in Charge with the FBI, DOJ, and other agencies—all of whom have relevant experience from the public and private sectors. If you need to gather intelligence to protect your business, you can rely on our team to get the job done efficiently and with no tolerance for errors.

Put our highly experienced team on your side
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Timothy E. Allen

Former Senior Special Agent U.S. Secret Service

Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Maura Kelley

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

Marquis D. Pickett

Special Agent U.S. Secret Service (ret.)

Our Business Intelligence Capabilities

Companies throughout the United States rely on our team of former federal agents to help them gather critical business intelligence when time is of the essence. Our capabilities include:

Espionage and Theft

Corporate espionage and theft can seem like plot lines for Hollywood movies—until they happen to your business. Then they become very real. From marketing strategies to proprietary research and development (R&D), and from financial assets to equipment and machinery, corporate spies and thieves can have a broad range of targets. They can also have a broad range of motives and means. If your business has been targeted, we can investigate to identify the parties involved and assess your options.

Network Intrusion Analysis

Network intrusions can present a host of concerns. Proprietary business information and employees’ and customers’ personally identifying information (PII) may have been compromised, and the intruders may still have access to your company’s network. With our cybersecurity and digital forensics capabilities, we can assess the scope and severity of the breach and guide you through your company’s next steps.

Detection of Spyware

Spyware applications have advanced substantially in recent years. Bad actors from both within and outside of the business can covertly install spyware for a variety of different purposes, and detecting this malicious code can be extremely difficult without the right tools and insights. At Corporate Investigation Consulting, we routinely assist companies with detecting and removing spyware—whether from individual devices or from entire corporate networks. If you have any reasons to be concerned about spyware, you should take action right away.

Detection of Hacker Software

We also assist businesses of all sizes with the detection and removal of hacker software. If your business has experienced an attack, or if you have concerns that your business may have experienced an attack, we can get to the bottom of the situation. We can identify the source of the software, we can remove it, and we can assess the damage that has been done. We can also help you develop a plan for moving forward—both with regard to recovering any losses and making sure that a similar hack does not happen in the future.

Theft from Outside of the Company

While many cases of business theft involve corporate insiders, theft from outside of the company is a very real concern as well. We can investigate to determine who (or what entity) stole from your company, and we can work with state, federal, or international authorities as warranted. We can also assist with domestic or international recovery efforts, and we can work with the appropriate personnel within your corporate organization to help them implement policies, procedures, and protocols designed to make sure that a similar incident does not happen again.

Inventory Loss

When dealing with inventory loss, the loss of company assets is not the only concern. Loss of inventory can also negatively affect (if not prevent) performance under customer and client contracts, and this can lead to loss of business—and potentially breach-of-contract litigation as well. If your business is dealing with an unexplained inventory loss, our former federal agents can investigate to determine what happened and identify the recovery options your business has available.

Business Surveillance

We conduct both internal and external business surveillance. If you have concerns about employee theft or other internal misconduct, we can covertly surveil your company’s operations to determine what is going on. If your company has a business or litigation-related need to surveil another business or an individual, we can conduct an external covert surveillance operation focused on gathering the information you need to make informed decisions.

Interviews

Interviews can be valuable investigative tools when conducted effectively. Employees will often be hesitant to speak with supervisors, human resources personnel, and other individuals inside of their companies. Hiring outside consultants to conduct interviews eliminates this concern, and it allows company leaders to rely on the outside consultants’ expertise. Our former federal agents can conduct interviews for a variety of different purposes, from investigating data breaches to identifying the individuals involved in corporate theft.

Uncovering Fraud

Fraud is big business, and it costs businesses untold amounts of money every year. If your business has been targeted in a fraud scheme, we can investigate the source of the fraud and assist your business in taking appropriate legal action. If you are concerned that individuals within your corporate organization may be engaging in fraud, we can gather the facts you need to confirm or disaffirm your suspicions and determine your business’s best path forward.

FAQs: How, When, and Why to Conduct Business Intelligence Investigations

What are some of the primary uses of business intelligence?

Companies can use business intelligence for a broad range of purposes. Some of the primary uses include identifying the source of malicious intrusions and preparing to take legal action in response to cases of espionage, theft, and fraud. But gathering business intelligence can serve several other functions as well, and company leaders who need information that they cannot gather on their own should consider speaking with a consultant promptly.

What are some of the primary means of gathering business intelligence?

If the information your business needs is out there, there are tools available to find it. The key is knowing how and where to look. Our former federal agents use a variety of means to gather business intelligence for our clients. This includes everything from conducting interviews to conducting digital forensics and forensic accounting.

When should business owners or executives consider conducting an investigation?

When dealing with espionage, theft, fraud, a network intrusion, or any other issue that presents a risk for your business, the key is to take action as soon as possible. In most cases, conducting an investigation is a critical early step for making informed decisions. If you have questions about whether your business should conduct an intelligence investigation, we recommend that you speak with one of our consultants right away.

How can owners and executives make use of business intelligence gathered during an investigation?

Business owners and executives can use business intelligence gathered during an investigation in a variety of different ways. Company leaders can use business intelligence to formulate internal responses to cybersecurity breaches and other incidents, to make decisions about disciplining or terminating employees, and to make decisions about pursuing legal action against external parties. The options are virtually endless. Ultimately, as an owner or executive, you need to know you are making informed decisions, and relying on trustworthy business intelligence is one of the best steps you can take to protect your company.

Speak with a Former Federal Agent about Your Business’s Needs Today

If you would like to know more about how we conduct business intelligence investigations, we encourage you to get in touch. To speak with a former federal agent at Corporate Investigation Consulting, call 866-352-9324 or inquire online now.

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