A NORTH-EAST threat intelligence provider has unveiled a new chief to take over the running of their operations centre.

Intelligence Fusion, based in Aykley Heads, Durham, employs a team of intelligence analysts who’ve been trained to military principles to log incidents from across the globe.

The company provides clients in the security sector with real-time alerts and historical data, trends and patterns, on incidents ranging from criminality, terrorism and conflict, to protests, travel disruption and hazards such as disease outbreaks.

As more of the information surrounding an incident is logged, the firm can then combine it and identify a pattern of intelligence, such as a sequence of events, threat level or profile of a group. The analysts themselves can then interpret the incident using their own knowledge and experience.

Organisations can then use this intelligence to form part of their security planning.

The business has grown from just six full-time employees at the start of 2019 to 21 at the start of 2021.

As part of the firm’s recent growth, senior regional analyst Vincent Fevrier has moved into a new role which will see him manage their entire intelligence team.

Mr Fevrier joined the business in 2017. He then progressed to a permanent role where he tracked, evaluated and analysed incidents in the Americas, as well as writing detailed intelligence reports on issues affecting the region. He’ll now oversee the company’s entire intelligence collection and 24/7 team of analysts.

He said: “I’m really proud to be the first Intelligence Manager here at Intelligence Fusion.

“The strength of our team, and their level of expertise, is what really helps set us apart in the threat intelligence industry, so to be spearheading that is a really exciting opportunity and one I’m really looking forward to starting.

“I’ve seen the company grow from primarily an internship program to the hiring of myself and other senior analysts, to the hiring of junior analysts, moving into permanent offices, and the transition from the first iteration of the platform to Intelligence Fusion 2.0.

“This is the latest step in the evolution of the company and it will be very exciting as we continue to grow.”

Michael McCabe, Intelligence Fusion chief executive, said: “This is a brand new role we’ve created to manage the intelligence team, and one that we’ve had to put in place due to this continued period of growth that we’ve experienced.

“Vincent recognised very early on that what you get out of the job is what you decide to put in, and he’s put in an incredible amount of hard work to help us get to where we want to be.

“It’s thanks to this hard work - that each and every member of the team puts in - that has allowed us to grow so quickly.”

Mr Fevrier’s move to the intelligence manager role means that regional analyst Aaron Arends has now stepped up to take over from him as senior analyst for the Americas, with Megan Broughton joining the team to fill the position Aaron leaves behind.

For more information , visit www.intelligencefusion.co.uk.