Public bodies cannot escape the serious risks associated with their personnel, through the potential for them to cause harm or damage their reputation. Having a zero tolerance for corruption requires a systematic and disciplined approach to be effective.
Scout® provides the ability to search across your own data, Government data, open-source and third-party data as one. Scout® performs data collection in a fraction of the time it takes for users to manually log in and out of multiple data sources, providing a holistic view of the individual or group under investigation.
Open-Source searching can be complex
Open-source intelligence is a critical part of any anti-corruption investigation; however, it can often yield too many results, hampering your ability to identify the key risks.
With insider risk becoming ever more sophisticated, investigations require more diverse datasets and expertise in search and analysis techniques to uncover hidden links across that data.
Manually researching separate data sources is antiquated
Logging in and out of multiple data sources in different tabs or, worse still, different terminals, is time-consuming and fraught with the potential for human error.
Our solution Scout® is a one-of-a-kind, auditable and evidential data aggregation platform for discovering hidden risks and carrying out concurrent investigations across third-party, internal, and open-source data sets. Scout® automates enquiries into people, companies, vehicles, addresses, email addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers and any combination of the above.
Save 85% of your team’s time
Reduced reputational risk – Where Public Sector bodies are making decisions about their staff which have the ability to impact their reputation, they need to know that every stone is being lifted before decisions are made – especially in high-risk situations, e.g., suspecting inappropriate behaviour or wrongdoing. Our highly configurable, GDPR compliant profiling minimises your exposure to people and businesses of concern.
Scout® allows users to build out data collection workflows drawing together data sources relating to people, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, companies, vehicles and IP addresses.
Live data interrogation across all your data sources – Search in real-time, eliminating reliance on bulk data provision, which is outdated from the day it arrives.
Discover hidden links in merged data sets –Scout® WorkBench allows users to carry out further investigations by visualising links between entities and providing the ability to select and investigate any one of them further at the click of a button.
The ability to search against sensitive data sources as one, including pre-configured access, where hosting and legal requirements are satisfied, to PNC, Ident1, Nomis, Passport Office, HMPPS and many more.
The “Data Clasher” functionality allows users to upload large or small additional repositories of data as a spreadsheet into the platform and thereafter to discover hidden connections between those uploaded sources and your ongoing enquiries. Data Clasher also enables users to compare large internal data sets using fuzzy logic or exact search terms to find linked cases of concern.
Conduct Open-source enquiries in a variety of languages at the click of a button – Scout® can be configured to retrieve precise OSint results relating to people, companies, cars, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers in most major languages.
Supercharged operational efficiency – Commercial, consented, open-source and the option for internal data create the “Single Intelligence Environment” that maximises efficiencies through automation; reducing investigation time, cost, training time, and delivering standardised reports in less than a minute.
Where Anti-Corruption or Internal Audit teams rely upon timely decision making for investigations, but manual checks logging in and out of different data repositories are creating a backlog, let Scout® change the research time to seconds; ensuring greater speed and a higher quality of decision making.
Greater accuracy – Automated aggregation and auditing resolves the human errors that can sometimes occur when manually searching, drawing links and cross-referencing data across your internal, third-party and open-source datasets.
Proximity tools enable you to target those results linked to within a particular radius of your search query.
The Scout® risk assessment tool allows you to create sophisticated rules that automatically look for specific risks, and then “RAG” rate them to get an overall assessment of their level, helping your team to make the right decision, save you money and reduce investigation times.Learn More
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