By Kyle Condon

The power and importance of well executed Open Source Intelligence, combined with comprehensive Due Diligence, has become a critical weapon in the ongoing fight against commercial crime and fraud.

Our private commercial investigation sector obtains about 70% of its Intelligence content from Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).

The evolution of the internet and the emergence of new intelligence gathering mechanisms has given birth to a whole new universe of information. Investigators, Security Practitioners and Risk Consultants now need to navigate this plethora of information to prevent crimes and secure evidence for prosecution, profiling and risk mitigation.

Due Diligence, though, remains the cornerstone of a comprehensive risk mitigation portfolio. Yet it is far too frequently ignored in the quest for hasty position filling, fast contract negotiations and speedy tender acceptance.

The seasoned Investigator or Loss Control Professional is often bypassed in the company’s blinding pursuit of “Contract Signed Syndrome”. This often results in devastating losses through scammers and experienced fraudsters.

Kyle Condon, Grad of Institute of Security (SA) is a 30-year veteran in the field of Due Diligence and Commercial Loss Control Investigations. He is the owner of D&K Management Consultants, one of Southern Africa’s leading forensic and commercial crime investigation companies.

Kyle is a recognised authority in the field of investigations and is regularly requested to present his insights at conferences, both locally and internationally.

Kyle is the current Regional Director of Africa for the CII (Council of International Investigators) and has also been awarded the Gold Membership status for SASA (South African Security Association).


For more information, contact Kyle Condon on saint@intrigue.co.za.

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