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Director of Intelligence and Inve...

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Sancus Solutions
P.O. Box 906
Preston , Lancashire PR4 9AX
United Kingdom

Company Description: Sancus are a provider approved by the College of Policing for delivery of the Certificate In Knowledge Of Policing.

Employment History

  • Detective Superintendent and Deputy Director of Intelligence
    Cleveland Police
  • Associate
    Toddington International Inc
  • Senior Positions
    West Yorkshire Police Training and Development Centre

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Intelect Solutions Limited
  • Director
    Intellect Solutions Ltd
13 Total References
Web References
Senior trainer profiles | Sancus Solutions, 24 July 2014 [cached]
Colin Tansley
Colin was Detective Superintendent and Deputy Director of Intelligence at Cleveland Police and has since consulted throughout Europe, Iran, Jordan, the US and Mexico. He was also Senior Police Advisor to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Iraq where he implemented the delivery of a forensic capability for the Iraqi Police Service. Previously Director of Intelligence and Investigations at the Federation against Copyright Theft, Colin now specialises in training investigators to gather Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and in the efficient use of the Internet to find and validate information.
ICAA UK Members' Group - Thur 21 Mar 2013 - Exploit the Worldwide Web to your Advantage!, 21 Mar 2013 [cached]
In this session Colin Tansley from Intelect Solutions Ltd will discuss how to identify the best sources of information that can be used in a host of situations, not least decision making, conducting due diligence and getting closer to Your Customer.
Speaker: Colin Tansley A former police officer, Colin Tansley is the Director of Intelect Solutions Limited (ISL). ISL specialise in Internet Intelligence gathering and training. Colin is also a consultant to a number of companies and is currently engaged in a programme of work with TAIEX (Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument) in the European Union, training staff in Northern Cyprus and Croatia. A recognised intelligence specialist, instructor and latterly a Certified Forensic Investigations Practitioner (CFIP), Colin began his police career with West Yorkshire Police in 1981, subsequently progressing into criminal investigation, training and intelligence before retiring in 2008 from Cleveland Police as a Detective Superintendent. A former Director of Investigations and Intelligence with the United Kingdom Federation against Copyright Theft (FACT), he managed a series of large-scale ground-breaking Internet investigations into globally organised crime on behalf of the international film industry. Colin has trained clients from a host of agencies both in the UK and overseas, including the police, private security companies, financial institutions and statutory bodies in the techniques and methodology required to collect and validate online information whilst minimising the risks.
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Colin Tansley, Director of Intellect Solutions Ltd, Director
Colin ..., 15 Mar 2012 [cached]
Colin Tansley
A former Director of Investigations and Intelligence with the United Kingdom Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and a former Detective Superintendent with the UK's Cleveland Police, Colin is an experienced intelligence specialist and instructor with a wealth of investigative experience spanning 30 years.
Colin began his police career with the West Yorkshire Police as a uniformed Constable in 1981 before progressing into criminal investigation, training and intelligence.
A key contributor to numerous training initiatives in the United Kingdom, Colin has assisted in the development and delivery of the National Intelligence and Analysis Training course (NIAT), ANACAPA training, the UK National Intelligence Model and several Covert Policing training programmes.
Colin's expertise has been widely utilized in his role as Strategic Advisor to both the Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) and the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) in developing innovative IT solutions for continued excellence in UK policing.
Colin has been responsible for a number of highly successful intelligence-led operations; in 2004, while seconded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office International Policing Unit, Colin conducted the first intelligence and forensic training programmes for the Iraqi Police Service in Baghdad and Basra. For these ground-breaking training initiatives, the latter developed in partnership with the Czech Military Police, Colin was decorated with a military medal by the government of the Czech Republic.
Bringing together his extensive knowledge of intelligence, innovation and collaboration, and his passion for technology, Colin is proudly associated with Toddington International Inc.
THERE are generations of youngsters who ..., 2 Nov 2012 [cached]
THERE are generations of youngsters who will regret putting too much information on social media such as Facebook, says former top police officer Colin Tansley.
In years to come those youngsters may not be offered jobs on the basis of what potential employers find when they probe their backgrounds on the internet, he claims.
He said: 'I think there are generations growing up with Facebook and putting stuff up on Facebook and in 10 years time they will regret doing that.
Mr Tansley, who once held senior positions with West Yorkshire and Cleveland police forces and is now an independent internet investigator and trainer, was in the island for a two day course on internet investigations.
Speaking to Business News during a coffee break at the Regency Hotel in Douglas, Mr Tansley said the course was designed to demonstrate how to effectively and safely conduct online research and to assist companies in investigations, research and due diligence enquiries.
Asked if some companies were ignorant of the internet Mr Tansley said there were and this was often more so with smaller firms.
He said the internet was an effective way of gathering intelligence and information and could not be ignored.
Mr Tansley said that companies could build up 80 per cent of the information they need on people just by a few clicks on the internet.
'This stuff is in the palm of your hand.'
Mr Tansley advised that if people put their CV online they should be wary. 'Your personal life is over here and your business life is over there.
Mr Tansley said he knew of police officers who have posed on Facebook in their uniform. This is not a good idea. They will never be undercover officers.' He added that there are now 'bits of software that can biometrically scan faces. Google have got this - facial recognition software.' Mr Tansley said company employees can do a lot more about protecting their computer security and pointed to a report which indicated the word Password was still the most popular password for many. Too many people were also leaving their details on yellow note paper under key boards.
He also spoke of how security assessors would carry out various tests to check the vulnerability of businesses. For instance testers had scattered company car parks with USB pen drives. It was surprising how many employees picked them up and then stuck them in their machines.
'They could have been loaded with malware or viruses,' said Mr Tansley.
He said there was a reluctance in some companies to give employees access to social media because they were scared of it .
It was Mr Tansley's first visit to the Isle of Man. He said it was vital that companies and businesses learn how to navigate and search on the web in an effective manner. He likened internet security knowledge to going up a mountain with a map and a compass.
He said it was important people in business understand what they are doing when they carry out investigations. 'You have to understand what you are doing because if you don't you can compromise things.'
He stressed there were many positive aspects to social networking but it paid to be careful about what is left online.
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