Phronesis: Blending Corporate Intelligence with Online Marketing for All-round Organisation Reputation Management

The huge growth in the user base for IoT and net banking have posed critical privacy & security issues; interconnected components and sensors that can track locations, health and transaction details are opening gateways into user’s personal lives, leaving data exposed. Findings from Global Internet report shows that 59 percent of users would likely not do business with a company which has suffered a data breach, indicating the extent of its impact of cybercrime upon a business. India is one of the most targeted countries, so companies here have been keen on maintaining their online reputations by slowly adopting corporate intelligence & cyber security strategies. Responding to the pressing need of the hour, two time-tested veterans – Brigadier Ram Chillar (Retd.) and Lt. Col. Bryan Miranda (Retd.), both from military intelligence backgrounds – have joined hands to venture Phronesis Corporate Intelligence Services Pvt. Ltd. in December 2014. The Gurugram-based company provides in-depth intelligence and due diligence for highly complex
situations, helping clients not only to recognise business opportunities but also to increase their organisation's reputation online. Phronesis uses military intelligence processes of examining external threats and combines this with existing business intelligence tacties to apply in the corporate sector. “We've been trained our whole lives to be skilled at sifting through large amounts of information to find the proverbial needle in a haystack,” asserts Brig. Ram. The company is proficient in methods of acquiring and crunching data deployed in tradecraft to help its commercial clients, which might extend from businesses tracking customer behaviour to financial institutions trying to root out online fraud. “The combination of the military intelligence process of looking at external threats and existing BI process of looking at key internal success measures is a powerful combination to apply in the corporate sector,” proclaims Lt. Col. Bryan. Within two years of its inception, Phronesis has worked with top clients including Reliance Industries, Indian Army, PVR, WWF, Astrum, 1700 ft. Foundation, and others.


Cutting Edge Quality Services
Phronesis is one of the very few companies to offer a unique, interrelated blend of corporate intelligence and corporate communication services. The company offers an all round set of security services like penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, cyber forensics, data leak assessment, mitigation consulting and cyber security training.
The experts at Phronesis are well versed with VAPT and perform ethical hacking and vulnerability testing to validate the threats and weaknesses that could breach security. Phronesis applies different cyber forensic scenarios like computer disc/disk drives forensics, email, social media, database, e-discovery forensics,and several such conditions to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device. The company employs a highly methodical and skilled approach to investigate the location of conduct interviews, examine complex data and perform due diligence to gain the required intelligence.

Furthermore, Phronesis extends its offerings to digital marketing and branding services by creating an online platform for brands to showcase their offers and engage with customers in creative ways. The company has conducted several successful ad-campaigns leveraging SEO, social media, content creating and web designing technologies.

Future Outlook
Phronesis’ dedicated workforce works in parallel with other organisations to plan and execute an integrated cyber approach that successfully harness the power of the information network to enhance overall business operations. The company is in the process of creating a home grown brew of cyber security essentials and aims to become a billion dollar enterprise in the near future. It already has exciting blue prints ready for the South East Asia and MENA markets.