IRI focus on macro risk in addition to micro risk
IRI's security intelligence services address both "macro" and "micro" security
risks and enterprise threats. Risks to people, property, and "information" pose
varying levels of potential physical and economic consequences to
the well-being of individuals, corporations and their employees,
as well as government entities (both domestic and foreign).
IRI views risks as "micro" or "macro" and sometimes
Micro risks are those directed at specific entities while macro
risks are typically broader and often undirected. Micro risks might
include localized work-place violence, bomb threats, or corporate
espionage directed at specific entities.
Macro risks are associated with "non-specifically-aimed" threats
due to international terrorism, for example, and generalized indiscriminate
threats involving multiple entities without regard to specific entities. Macro
risks might also include acts of random product contamination, biological
attacks, large-scale bombing, and threats associated with so-called “dirty
Virtually all corporations face security-related risks. In contrast
to many firms which address individual risk factors after a security-related
incident has occurred, IRI assists clients with preventive steps,
increased awareness, and on-going training aimed at averting or at
least minimizing the consequences of inevitable risk problems.