Horus understands that our results are only as good as our research ability which has driven us to continually strive to develop new tools, sources, and datasets to enhance our ability to collect relevant information and understand it via the Horus Analytical Research Toolkit (HART). This has included:
- Collaboration with the University of Oxford Computer Science Department & the UK Cyber Security Centre
- Employment of programmers on bespoke projects
- Continual consultation with subject matter experts.
Horus is also part of a Key Technology Partnership with the Oxford E-Research Department which is currently developing a unique data management tool - the Horus Hub.
Our research into the collection of Open Source information has produced a range of tools that augment human skills to enhance our ability, from bespoke web-crawlers to custom search engines.
Horus’ Insight department is responsible for the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of Open Source Intelligence
products based on client requirements. Search engines and web-crawlers are active 24hrs a day. Our pool of researchers are
responsible for providing timely and accurate reporting as well as monitoring and collecting open-source information from a
wide-range of social media platforms, blogs and information feeds. Our experienced analysts produce routine assessments
and respond to client queries with bespoke products. Due to the constantly evolving nature of the threat, the analytical teams
ensure that output and information requirements agreed upon with the client are of continued relevance and are proportionate
to the client’s needs.
Horus Global Outlook department informs the clients decision making process and allows for the commencement of threat mitigation planning.
This can be through pre-travel advice, country briefs, strategic assessments or constant Open Source monitoring and the issuing of alerts.
The products are shorter and more specific than commercial off the shelf products and they contain relevant actionable information.