Strategic Operational Security and Intelligence (RC02)

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Award: Advanced Certificate
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Duration: 3 Day 10.30am – 3.30pm
Award: Advanced Certificate
Location: 118A Kensington Church St
Price: £1,680

This intensive three-day course is an overview of the main elements of modern-day strategic and operations security and intelligence issues. The training is delivered by leading security experts from the police, military and exsecurity forces operatives. The three-day course is divided into three parts:

  1. Strategic security - context and emerging threats
  2. Operational Security – terrorism and global threats
  3. Intelligence Issues - gathering, policy and analysis

The first day explores the current and emerging complex landscape of security issues that face sovereign nations. Key concepts and terms are explained, and their interdependence emphasised in terms of national and transnational security issues and dilemmas.

The second day focuses on global security issues. This element of the course is highly practical in nature.

The third day focuses on intelligence, its gathering, analysis and dissemination.

On this course you will learn

  • Strategic security - context and emerging threats
  • Operational Security – terrorism and global threats
  • Intelligence Issues - gathering, policy and analysis


  • Overview of the current and emerging security issues and threats
  • Spectrum and dimensions of national security: political; economic; energy; food; infrastructure; ecological; and computer-based security
  • Focus on growing threat from cybercrime and cyber terrorism
  • Role of Dark Net for criminals and terrorists
  • Role of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) UK and National
  • Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Shift away from individuals and organisations towards critical national infrastructure, political, economic or social support systems
  • Espionage – growth of data theft: corporate; political; military
  • Asymmetry and postmodern warfare:
  • Role of organised international crime groups
  • Biological threats to national security: pandemics; bioterrorism
  • Money laundering and funding of radical groups
  • Human trafficking


  • Identifying different types of security threats
  • Overview of main global terrorist groups that are currently a threat:
  • Different types of terrorism
  • Role of non-state actors and lone wolves
  • National vs transnational security
  • Global security issues
  • Terminology explained: geopolitical; political geography; geo-economic threats; containment; de-escalation; diplomacy; failed state; insurgency, ; counter terrorism vs anti-terrorism; intelligence and the intelligence cycle etc, etc
  • Geopolitical overview of emerging security threats: Artic; Middle East – Levant and Gulf; Afghanistan, Horn of Africa; Ukraine, etc
  • Unipolar to multipolar shift and relative US decline
  • Water; energy; resource and food security issues


  • Types of intelligence
  • Counter and anti- terrorism
  • All counter terrorism is led by intelligence
  • The intelligence cycle: directing; collecting; processing; dissemination
  • Intelligence that is: relevant, timely, accurate and unbiased
  • Collecting intelligence – environmental scanning and the use of informants, etc
  • Policy development and intelligence
  • Intelligence and threat assessment
  • VBIED; ballistic weaponry; covert entry; bombs; ariel; assault weapon attack; water borne attack, etc
  • Use of drones for collecting intelligence
  • Face recognition and other technology-based intelligence gathering
  • Pegasus – mobile phone monitoring
  • Threat assessment
  • Collection of intelligence: human; photographic; signals; open source; technical; cyber; financial intelligence
  • Money laundering and intelligence gathering
  • Processing and analysis of intelligence
  • Interrogation techniques - Reid technique; detection of lying; enhanced interrogation


The Professional Development Diploma is approved and recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD):


CPD-Approved LSPR Professional Development Diploma: PR & Reputation Management. The Diploma is awarded with a Pass, Merit or Distinction.


The final Diploma award will be based on the following:

  • Critical Thinking Exercises set and completed during the training - a series of practical exercises are set for each session for the delegates to work on during their training. This is an effective way to try out what you have been learning and gain insight and feedback, as you progress with each session during the course.

What you need to bring with you:

Please bring with you your laptop or tablet to the training sessions.

Bespoke Availability 

To meet your team’s specific needs, this course is also offered as a bespoke exclusive programme. It is also offered on a one-to-one tailored basis. Delivery options are either in-house, or at the LSPR premises in Kensington. Please contact LSPR for a quote.

Need more information about this course?
Call us on 020 7221 3399 or Email Us.

*One-to-one and small groups training sessions: duration may be subject to minor time alterations