Investigation and Intelligence Advisory Services

KeyNorth Group’s investigation and intelligence advisory services provide advice and solutions to clients in the law enforcement, regulatory and public sector corporate security areas, that need to develop or improve their investigation and intelligence functions. Our clients’ needs range from policy reviews to the development of entire frameworks, training programs, technology advice and audit response.


Does your organization need to strengthen its investigation and open-source intelligence capacity? We work with law enforcement and regulatory organizations in capacity building and risk management in OSINT activities. Whether that is through training (including specific instructional design and learning development initiatives), policy and procedure development or reviews, advice relating to human capacities or recommendations on technology, we are here to help.

We also work with public sector corporate security organizations to help them develop best practices for conducting their business, effectively working with internal stakeholders, capacity development through gap analysis, training and technology recommendations; and supporting them through providing investigation services until they are able to operate independently.


  • Strengthened the information sharing and investigations processes between a corporate security group, legal services group and the human resources function at a public sector organization.
  • Provided fraud risk consulting (i.e., red flags for fraud) and associated training to multiple audit groups at various government agencies.
  • Developed and delivered open-source intelligence (OSINT) training courses for an advanced law enforcement training institutes and for the internal needs of regulatory organizations.
  • Developed and delivered open-source intelligence courses to personnel security professionals so that their employers would be compliant with the Standard on Security Screening.
  • Provided a fraud risk awareness seminar to a department’s senior management committee to garner support for anti-fraud initiatives at the organization.
  • Developed an assessment framework and an investigation manual for a forensic audit team at a government agency.
  • Assisted a law enforcement agency with implementing an open source intelligence capability by providing advice on policy, procedure, capacity building and helping the organization manage the change to a new way of performing its business.
  • Provided mentoring services to public sector corporate investigators on navigating complex and sensitive investigation matters.


We work with organizations in the public sector to help them manage risk, reduce cost and deliver results in their corporate investigation and open-source intelligence gathering activities.

Whether you’re looking to address specific emerging threats or to strengthen internal capacity more generally, our consultants provide best-in-class, customized recommendations to set you up for success in an ever-evolving risk landscape.


Fraud detection by tip increases significantly when training is provided, says the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

In a survey conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the likelihood of fraud detection by tip increases to 45% when training is provided; as compared to just 37% when no training or awareness is provided. Read more here.

Investigating security incidents is a requirement for federal government departments under Treasury Board policy.

Deputy heads of federal government departments are required to “Ensure that security incidents and other security events are assessed, investigated, documented, acted on and reported to the appropriate authority and to affected stakeholders” according to the Policy on Government Security. Read more here.

How well do organizations support their OSINT function?

75% of the organizations involved in our research stated that they have the financial resources to required to fulfill their OSINT-related mandate; however, only 25% say they have a method to capture performance statistics to identify areas for improvement.