ISIO – The International Security Industry Organization is on mission to bridge criminology, security and risk with investigation to; uncover new crime and discover evolving copycat crime
Organized Crime (O.C) is far more active than organized terror (billions in USD$ of reasons). To consider the methodology of organized crime we use the analogy of a highly intelligent creature that uses cognitive skills, namely the octopus. Their brain may control all, but the tentacles make their own decisions of where and why to move. Suckers are tiny cups connected to the tentacles by doing constructive tasks and for gathering information, sensing the terrain and providing feedback back to the tentacles and the brain.
Some may believe that they are connected or captured by organized crime, however, they have no idea of how large and versatile the beast truly is. Where there is more than one person doing the deed then organized crime is in session.
The biggest nightmare of any practitioner is not knowing what is truly happening in their region of interest, as not all crime is reported for numerous reasons, e.g., blackmail, extortion, bullying which are some of the methods used by organized crime.
The majority of criminologists, security and risk practitioners and who’s job it is to know, have no idea of which gangs are in their country, city, neighbourhoods or region of interest. Furthermore, they are unaware that they or their staff are partners, supporters or victims of O.C.
These are issues that point to the practitioner that there is O.C in their region of interest; e.g., theft of goods besides company ‘service’ time, taking or paying bribes, using migrant labour, etc, which may be part of OC. Considering the octopus, this may be occurring in distinct or all departments. The people-on-the-ground must know where, how and why to look.
Practitioners could be misled by others and provide inside information to a person that they think they can trust. The practitioner must read the situation and the people involved.
- Is there a person-of-interest that you are concerned about?
- Are they working in concert with others, either voluntarily or under duress?
It may be difficult for some to have a deeper look in their region of interest as it may be emotionally expensive. E.g., who truly wants to know if their business partner(s) are authentic and not betraying them to O.C. These are difficult issues, but practitioners must know as lives could hang in the balance, assets lost or damaging issues such as reputational damage which presents a whole different experience of extreme despair.
Security success depends on the level-of-situational awareness of the decision-makers on the ground and reaction speed. ISIO works in conjunction with HIM [Human Investigation Management] using New Generation on Organized Crime Virtual and Workshops in person