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A crisis, in laymen’s terms, is an incident that would severely damage the reputation or legal standing of an individual or a business.

Crisis management is the process of dealing with an event that threatens to harm our clients- whether they be individuals, organizations, or shareholders.

Three elements are common to a crisis:

  1. a threat to the individual or organization
  2. the element of surprise or a series of unexpected events
  3. a short period of time to reach a decision or find a solution.

Sometimes your lawyer can’t help you. Sometimes your PR firm can’t help you. Sometimes calling the police isn’t an option.

If you find yourself in that situation- you can count on us.

The techniques our team at Universal Investigations Agency, Inc. will employ in crisis management scenarios include a number of discreet steps. Our endgame is to protect our clients from any negative public relations issues, damage to personal relationships, and civil or criminal legal action.

We will ensure your secrets stay secret.

If you’re in the public eye, an unexpected accident or a liability that was previously unforeseen can derail your life and career. On numerous occasions, Universal Investigations has been called in a crisis management capacity to:

  • Negotiate, locate, and neutralize blackmail and extortion threats, both online and in person.
  • Perform interviews and process a scene where a client does not want to contact the police.
  • Recover leaked intimate or incriminating images on behalf of our clients.
  • Provide leverage to our clients in legal negotiations in order to get plaintiffs to drop their case.
  • Protect our client’s reputation, mental and physical wellbeing from future harm. 

Our Crisis management services embrace a situation-based discipline dedicated to providing the following services:

  • Crisis prevention and risk management:
    Our agents preempt crises by acknowledging and analyzing the behavioral patterns our subjects and clients may engage in that could put their assets at risk. Whether you’re a corporation with numerous employees, a celebrity in the public eye, a private company, or a private individual with legal issues or family members prone to “getting themselves into trouble”, we can help.
  • Crisis assessment:
    It’s at this point that we begin to employ specialized methods used to respond to both the reality and perception of risks and crises. Every crisis situation boils down to one essential issue: An inflammatory statement, an act of passion, the commission of a crime, a threat of exposure, or a disgruntled employee, family member, former associate or ex-lover. Once we identify what is causing your problems and lying at the core your crisis, we will move to the Crisis Handling stage.
  • Crisis handling:
    Once we find the root of your problem, we do whatever we can to make that problem go away.
    It’s that simple.

We will quickly establish metrics to define what is causing your crisis and should consequently trigger the necessary risk-mitigation and response mechanisms. Unlike other, less ethical “fixers”, we ensure that the tactics we use can be defended in court. Evidence can be collected, settlements can be made, Public Relations issues can be managed, and Media Statements can be prepared. We believe that one mistake should not define your life or career.

Crisis termination.
Upon the successful “handling” of your crisis, the case will be terminated. This means our client and their legal representatives will be issued an intelligence report as well as an official statement and record, minimizing or negating fault on our client’s behalf. In addition to the comprehensive report we will provide, we review the response phase of our emergency-management process in order to educate our clients and insure they are not exposed to the same type of risk ever again- and if they are, that it will remain completely discreet, and under their control.

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Risk Management and Penetration Testing

In our fast-paced world, the risks you have to manage evolve quickly. We pride ourselves on managing risks so that we can minimize our client’s vulnerabilities and maximize their potential.

Our Risk management model comprises of a three-pronged approach that involves understanding, analyzing, and addressing the risks you expose yourself to- making sure your organization achieves its objectives without having to worry about theft, tampering or liability. Our Investigators and Pen Testers will uncover any and all vulnerabilities in your:

We will simulate an attack upon your networks, applications, routers, switches, and appliances to determine any weak points in your security system or protocols.

Due diligence and social engineering protocol focusing on your staff, independent contractors, departments, business partners, etc.

Physical Assets
Using licensed investigators, we will surreptitiously canvas your offices, warehouses, substations, data centers, and buildings, gaining access through pretext, or by exploiting security faults and bypassing doors, windows and locks that may be vulnerable to picking, shimming, or other non-destructive methods…

We can help you gauge your strengths and weaknesses in a wide variety of scenarios, from facility security to executive protection.

Not only do we bring experience to our assessments, but our leading experts can also help you anticipate potential sources of new threats. Our vulnerability assessment methodology begins with an in-depth security review.

When we perform a risk management audit, our team launches a multi-blended attack involving several facets of social engineering, physical penetration testing, application penetration testing and network penetration testing, simultaneously. It’s aimed at revealing real-world opportunities for malicious insiders or bad actors to be able to compromise all aspects of your organization in such a way that allows for unauthorized virtual and physical access to sensitive information leading up to data breaches and full system and network compromise.

Test the effectiveness of your own security controls before malicious intruders do it for you.

No matter the focus of your assessment, we apply an industry renowned method where we look at current areas of exposure and any past security incidents in order to identify potential points of infiltration. We’ve solved hundreds of intellectual property theft, burglary and trespassing cases, so we know exactly how an intruder would most likely perform their attack – enabling your security team to determine the likelihood of any particular threat, prioritize action plans, apply the appropriate security measures, and implement solutions when necessary.