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Corporate Security Intelligence and Strategic Decision Making by Justin Crump

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Chapter 5

The Fundamentals of Intelligence

Chapter Objectives

  1. To present the fundamental theoretical ideas underlying all intelligence work, whether in the public or private sector.
  2. To demonstrate the knowledge-data hierarchy and explain how data, information, and intelligence are different concepts.
  3. To introduce readers to the intelligence cycle and explain why some are critical of it.
  4. To introduce the key roles and responsibilities within the intelligence team.

Introduction

We discussed the aim and purpose of intelligence throughout the Section 1 of this book. To condense and summarize this previous discussion, the aim is to provide accurate, timely, relevant, and, ideally, actionable knowledge and insight into changes in the security environment. ...

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