Corporate Investigations & Intelligence
Commercial crime affects most large businesses at some point, be it the external threat of competitors gaining access to valuable company information, or internally from employees.
An industrial spy may be an insider threat like a disgruntled employee who trades information for personal gain or revenge. It may also be a person who infiltrate through social engineering tactics and tricking an employee into divulging corporate information.
An investigation is the art of turning intelligence into evidence. We undertake surveillance, and follow up on intelligence provided by undercover agents. We also use the latest technology in covert cameras and tracking devices to assist us in our investigations. Established in 1962, Security Service Consultants has the necessary skill and experience to make the best use of the intelligence gathered.
We specialise in a complete range of Corporate Investigation & Intelligence services, and have a solid track record of helping businesses uncover theft syndicates, intercept stolen goods, and detect and prevent corporate espionage.
Successfully completing an corporate espionage investigation is just part of our commitment to providing you with solutions in order to prevent similar problems from recurring.
We will work directly with you to establish a successful plan in order to achieve a successful outcome. Our investigators have a clear objective so that we can assist you in protecting the integrity of your organisation and its reputation. This is achieved through professional and discreet investigative techniques. We focus primarily on the corporate sector and our successful track record is evident in the high rate of cases solved.
Security Service Consultants prides itself in the following investigation services:
- Background screening investigations
- Reputational due diligence
- Counter corporate espionage
- Lie detection testing
- White collar crime
- Labour unrest and intimidation
- Corporate & Product Strategy
SSC accepts assignments for specific commercial circumstances relating to enterprise and/or product level strategies for market entry or competitive intensity.
- Corporate Structure / Ownership / Antecedents
SSC provides in date statutory information relating to current and historical ownerships of businesses together with Group level status e.g. subsidiary or associate and positive or negative inter related relationships with other businesses.
- Corporate & Management Compliance / Forensic Audits
SSC undertakes investigations concerning levels of compliance with local and/or international legal requirements e.g. FCPA, audits, statutory returns etc. These studies can be extended to include emphasis on supplier, credit risk capacity, agency appointment, JV, acquisition or M&A suitability. Forensic audits are also undertaken where fraud, corruption or misconduct are suspected or where periodic systems reviews are required.
- Political Risk
SSC provides guidance relating to general and, concerning the client’s more specific business posture, more tailored responses about political risk, corporate governance requirements and corruption levels in Sub Saharan countries.
- Corporate & Product Reputation & Viability Issues
SSC conducts integrity due diligence investigations and research on the track records, reputations, political exposures and overall backgrounds of existing or potential business partners – at enterprise, management and product levels. SSC also provides researched opinions on the going concern stability or viability of businesses and products.
- Corporate Research – Forensic, Market, Competitive
SSC conducts general reviews of a subjects market and competitive strengths and weaknesses together with market perceptions of the subject and its management/directors.
- Personnel & Team Screening/Profiles
SSC provides personnel screening – at staff, management and executive levels – for a widearray of purposes e.g. integrity, promotion, employment, partnership. SSC also provides life style audits where it is suspected that an employee is living beyond his/her means and misconduct or potential performance failure is suspected or anticipated.
- Missing Persons
SSC has a very high success ratio in the tracing and/or location of missing persons resident in SADC Region countries.
- Litigation Support
SSC conducts research and sources data, information or intelligence to support civil and/or criminal litigation procedures.